Racial Differences in the Impact of Military Service on the Socioeconomic Status of Women Veterans

  title={Racial Differences in the Impact of Military Service on the Socioeconomic Status of Women Veterans},
  author={Richard T. Cooney and Mady Wechsler Segal and David R. Segal and William W. Falk},
  journal={Armed Forces \& Society},
  pages={53 - 85}
This article investigates the impact of military service on the socioeconomic status of African American and white, non-Hispanic women veterans of the post-1973 U.S. allvolunteer force. Earnings and family income are used as measures of socioeconomic status. Data from the 1990 Public Use Microdata Sample L were used in this analysis. This data set is a .45 percent sample drawn from the 1990 Census. Using semilogarithmic regression, we found that, overall, African American women veterans did not… 

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