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June 1992

The Vietnam-era cohort: employment and earnings

Sharon R. Cohany

A comparison of labor force activity of Vietnam-era veterans and their nonveteran peers shows few differences. Earnings were similar overall, but analysis by selected characteristics reveals a different picture. Given the interest in the effect of military service on economic well being, this article compares the labor force activity and earnings of Vietnam-era veterans and their nonveteran contemporaries as of fall 1989.

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