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dc.contributor.authorCunha, Jesse M.
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Ryan
dc.contributor.authorCan, Melih
dc.contributor.authorYalcinkaya, Huseyin
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-29T22:06:12Z
dc.date.available2014-05-29T22:06:12Z
dc.date.issued2014-02
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41697
dc.description.abstractThis paper estimates the effect of offering an expedited citizenship application process to noncitizens for joining the U.S. military. Executive Order (EO) 13269, enacted in July of 2002, allowed non-citizens to apply for U.S. citizenship immediately upon joining the military, effectively reducing the waiting time that is required to apply for citizenship from three years to one day. We identify the effect of the policy by using administrative personnel data on the universe of military enlistees between 1999 and 2010 along with a difference-in-differences strategy that uses accessions amongst citizens as the control group. Overall, we find no effect of the offer of expedited citizenship on total accessions amongst non-citizens. However, this overall null effect masks significant shifts of non-citizen enlistments out of combat intensive services and into “safer” services. These results provide the first empirical evidence about this important, and relatively costless, recruiting policy.en_US
dc.rightsThis 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.en_US
dc.titleExpedited Citizenship for Sale: Estimating the effect of Executive Order 13269 on noncitizen military enlistmentsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)


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