Battle Scars ? The Puzzling Decline in Employment and Rise in Disability Receipt Among Vietnam Era Veterans

@inproceedings{Autor2011BattleS,
  title={Battle Scars ? The Puzzling Decline in Employment and Rise in Disability Receipt Among Vietnam Era Veterans},
  author={David H. Autor and Mark Duggan},
  year={2011}
}
Using Current Population Survey and US Army administrative data, we document that between 2000 and 2010, the employment rate of Vietnam era veterans fell markedly relative to non-veterans of the same cohorts while simultaneously their enrollment increased steeply in the Veterans Disability Compensation (DC) program, which provides healthcare and transfer payments to veterans with service-connected disabilities. Thirty percent of Vietnam era Army veterans enrolled in DC in 2006 received benefits… CONTINUE READING
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