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The Post-Military Earnings of Female Veterans

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Mehay, Stephen L.
Hirsch, Barry T.
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1996-04
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Women’s role in the military has grown rapidly. Using standard data sets and a special survey of reservists, female veterans are found to have better earnings endowments than nonveterans. Although female veterans have higher unadjusted earnings than nonveterans, a wage disadvantage is found for white but not nonwhite veterans following control for measured and unmeasured skills. Low returns to military service may result from historically limited military opportunities for women and difficulty in transferring skills to civilian jobs.
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Appeared in Industrial Relations, Vol. 35, No. 2, April 1996, pp. 197-217.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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