To Draft or Not to Draft ? Efficiency , Generational Incidence , and Political Economy of Military Conscription

@inproceedings{Poutvaara2005ToDO,
  title={To Draft or Not to Draft ? Efficiency , Generational Incidence , and Political Economy of Military Conscription},
  author={Panu Poutvaara and Andreas Wagener},
  year={2005}
}
To Draft or Not to Draft? Efficiency, Generational Incidence, and Political Economy of Military Conscription We study the efficiency and distributional consequences of establishing and abolishing the draft in a dynamic model with overlapping generations, taking into account endogenous human capital formation as well as government budget constraints. The introduction of the draft initially benefits the older generation while harming the young and all future generations. Its Pareto-improving… CONTINUE READING

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