Long-run mortality effects of Vietnam-era army service: Evidence from Australia's conscription lotteries

Peter Matthew Siminski, Simon Ville

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We estimate the effect of Vietnam-era Army service on mortality, exploiting Australia conscription lotteries for identification. We utilize population data on deaths during 1994-2007 and military personnel records. The estimates are identified by over 51,000 compilers induced to enlist in the Army. We find no statistically significant effects on mortality overall, nor for any cause of death.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)345 - 349
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Economic Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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