Socioeconomic background and war mortality during Vietnam’s wars

@article{Merli2000SocioeconomicBA,
  title={Socioeconomic background and war mortality during Vietnam’s wars},
  author={M. Giovanna Merli},
  journal={Demography},
  year={2000},
  volume={37},
  pages={1-15}
}
To understand the experience of North Vietnamese soldiers and civilians during the American war, I explore the paths leading Vietnamese men into battle by considering the relationship between socioeconomic status and war mortality. I use data obtained from retrospective information on kin survival and other socioeconomic characteristics given by respondents in the 1995 Vietnam Longitudinal Survey conducted in Vietnam’s Red River Delta. My findings are opposite to those often cited to describe… CONTINUE READING

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