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dc.contributor.authorCunha, Jesse M.
dc.contributor.authorShen, Yu-Chu
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Zachary R.
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-17T15:05:09Z
dc.date.available2017-10-17T15:05:09Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationJ.M. Cunha, Y.-C. Shen, Z.R. Burke, "Contrasting the impacts of combat and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions on the mental health of military service members," Defence and Peace Economics, (2017), 17 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56098
dc.descriptionThe article of record as published may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10242694.2017.1349365en_US
dc.description.abstractWe study the differential impacts of combat and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) missions on the mental health of U.S. Marine Corps members. The deployment experiences of any individual Marine are plausibly random conditional on the observable characteristics which are used to assign Marines into units. Leveraging this exogenous variation, we compare the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and suicide deaths among Marines who deployed to either Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) or HA/DR missions between 2001 and 2011. We find that the hazard of PTSD is close to eight times higher among Marines returning from OEF/OIF compared to those never deployed, and just 1.33 times higher among those returning from HA/DR (and never participated in OEF/OIF). Those returning from OEF/OIF missions are 1.81 times more likely than those never deployed to die by suicide when they were still active duty, and the hazard increases to almost 3 after they have left the military. In contrast, we find no difference in the hazards of suicide death between those that deployed to only HA/DR missions and non-deployed Marines.en_US
dc.format.extent17 p.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_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.titleContrasting the impacts of combat and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief missions on the mental health of military service membersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness & Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.subject.authorMental healthen_US
dc.subject.authorSuicideen_US
dc.subject.authorMilitaryen_US
dc.subject.authorDeploymenten_US
dc.subject.authorHumanitarian aiden_US
dc.subject.authorDisaster reliefen_US


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