Contextual Effects of Military Presence on Women's Earnings

  title={Contextual Effects of Military Presence on Women's Earnings},
  author={Bradford Allen Booth},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={25 - 51}
  • B. Booth
  • Published 1 October 2003
  • Economics, Sociology
  • Armed Forces & Society
This article employs 1990 Public Use Microsample data from the U.S. Census, stratified by labor market area (LMA), to estimate the effect of military presence-defined as the proportion of local labor force participants employed as members of the active-duty armed forces-on the annual earnings of women workers in the paid labor force. Findings suggest that, other things being equal, women pay an average annual earnings penalty of approximately 5 percent per each increase of 10 percent in the… 

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