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Description/Abstract

This study found that veterans’ benefits which subsidize education make up the largest federal program for student aid, and that veterans’ benefits are estimated to increase future schooling by 1.4 years, meaning annual earnings for these veterans will be 6% higher than they would have been otherwise. In practice, that implies annual earnings approximately 6% higher than would have been expected in the absence of the benefits. In policy, policymakers should note that this study found smaller effects on earnings and education than previous studies have found. Suggestions for future study include comparing the annual earnings premium for veterans’ benefit users with the earnings loss associated with serving in the armed forces, as well as exploring the effects of veterans’ benefits on later cohorts of veterans’ educational attainment and annual earnings.

Original Citation

Angrist, J. (1993). The effect of veterans benefits on education and earnings. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 46(4), 637-652. https://doi.org/10.2307/2524309

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Adult and Continuing Education | Benefits and Compensation | Education | Educational Sociology | Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Benefits, Veterans, G.I. Bill, Veterans, Education, Research brief

Subject

Military pensions; Education

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Spring 4-6-2012

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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