An analysis of the effects of military service on retirees" civilian earnings

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This thesis analyzes differences in earnings between U.S. military retired veterans and non-retired veterans with similar demographic characteristics. Using data from the 1987 National Survey of Veterans (SOVIII) Files, the analysis first examines the frequency distribution of the explanatory variables. It then employs Heckman"s two stage regression technique to correct for the selectivity bias that distorts the estimates obtained using Ordinary Least Squares. A log-earnings model is specified based on human capital theory. The intent of the model is to measure the effects of retired versus non-retired veteran status on the post-service earnings of male veterans. The findings reveal a statistically significant loss of post-service income incurred by male retired veterans. It was also determined, however, that increases in education had a statistically significant effect on earnings for both retired and non- retired veterans. Applying the results of this U.S. study to the Republic of China (R.O.C.), it is recommended that the R.O.C. Armed Forces conduct a study to determine whether a similar post-retirement earnings deficit applies. If such an effect exists, policies might be developed to compensate for this effect, thereby contributing to obtaining the most highly qualified members of the career military.

StatementTsung-Ying Wang
ContributionsNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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A log-earnings model is specified based on human capital theory. The intent of the model is to measure the effects of retired versus non-retired veteran status on the post-service earnings of male veterans. The findings reveal a statistically significant loss Pages: To do this, they examined how economic conditions in the civilian labor market when individuals exit active duty affect postservice earnings, and they studied the effect on earnings of an Army recruiting program, Partnership for Youth Success, designed to promote enlistment but with the potential to ease the financial transition from military Author: Paco Martorell, Trey Miller, Lindsay Daugherty, Mark Borgschulte.

The Storming Media report number is A The abstract provided by the Pentagon follows: This thesis analyzes the effect of military service on the civilian earnings of veterans.

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It specifies and estimates log- earnings models to obtain the impact of (1) veterans status, (2) transferability of military-acquired skills, and (3) length of : Steven J.

Petroff. Here it is used to estimate the effects of three retirement plans on enlisted retention and force structure: (1) a two-tier plan that reduces annuities after 20 years of service, (2) a trust fund. Presents evidence on the civilian earnings of military retirees relative to those of noncareer veterans, with data from the Census to provide some empirical evidence on the extent of second career earnings loss of military retirees.

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military retirees in the state, such as health care. Military retirees were an important part of the state’s economy in They brought $ million to Utah in pension income alone. They paid an estimated $ million in state and local tax-es from their military pensions, besides tax payments related to.

To attract and retain the personnel it needs, the federal government must offer competitive compensation packages.

For the military to recruit and retain qualified personnel, the compensation system must adequately reward service members for their training and skills as well as for the rigors of military life, particularly the prospect of wartime deployment.

Nonmedical military retirees. Most retirees earn military retire-ment benefits by completing 20 or more years of active-duty service. Some of these retirees leave the military with some service-connected disability, or a disability may develop after leaving the military that is related to an injury or health problem during their active-duty.

Another analyst, comparing the earnings of military retirees with those of nonretired veterans of comparable age and educa tion, found that "retirees' second career earnings losses appear small.

96 An Analysis of Military Disability Compensation Buchinsky, Moshe. "Changes in the U.S. Wage Structure Application of Quantile Regression." Econometrica 62 (2), March Benefits and Disadvantages of Military Service for the Civilian Labor Market Relative to nonveterans, military service may increase veterans’ post-service employment and earnings (Little and FredlandAngrist and Chen ).

The military invests time and money into training soldiers, both physically and mentally. This training may result in. Each year, thousands of young men enlist in the Armed Forces and after a few years most are discharged and re-enter the civilian labor force.

This article investigates the impact of military service, including formal military training and on-the-job experience, on the civilian wage of these by: The Task Force to Study the Financial Impact of Retired Military Service Personnel (RMSP) on the Economy of the State met on four occasions to research and discuss their corresponding results for the ten inquiries in Section 1, (f) of Senate Bill enacted in May as Chapter 94 of the Annotated Code of Maryland.

A new study commissioned by the Marine Corps concludes that the new Blended Retirement System (BRS) won’t endanger force retention under any reasonable set of economic and behavioral assumptions.

Military Retirement: Background and Recent Developments Congressional Research Service 3 average active duty non-disability3 enlisted retiree was 43 years old and had 23 years of service at retirement; the average officer was 47 years old and had about 24 years of service at retirement.4 Others argue that the military retirement system is fair given the unique demands of military.

military service and assignment to the different branches of the military, there were no statistically significant effects on earnings. The paper proceeds as follows: Section I is a review of the literature on the effects of military service on earnings, Section II is a discussion of the history of conscription in.

Klaauw () provide a similar analysis of the effects of compulsory military service in the Netherlands. These studies, which consistently show that being drafted can hurt future earnings, exploit the fact that the military draft induced some exogenous variation in the process of selection for military service.

Until. The Department of Defense is America's oldest and largest government agency -tracing its roots back to pre-Revolutionary times. Today, the Department is not only in charge of the military, but it also employs a civilian force of thousands.

Military Training and its Reflection on Civilian Earnings Alex Butler Labor Market Analysis [email protected] Abstract: Recently, the Census1 stated that there are currently more than million Veterans alive in the U.S.

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today. These Veterans account for 13 percent of the population, or count for one out of every eight citizens 18 and over. CBO was asked to compare federal civilian and military compensation.

For this analysis CBO focused on cash compensation, addressing how salaries earned by federal civilian workers compare with cash compensation for military personnel.

A. Combining your active-duty and civilian service would allow you to retire with 30 years total service but only if you have reached your minimum retirement age.

MRAs range between 55 depending on your year of birth. If you make a deposit to get credit for your active-duty service, do it as soon as possible. If you receive military retired pay, an estimate of your benefit with and without credit for military service.

If you are considering deposit for military service afteran estimate of your benefit with and without credit for the military service you performed after Decem Military retirees who have service connected disabilities are eligible for disability compensation.

The type and amount of disability compensation eligibility is based on several factors including the nature of the service-connected disability and the nature of your retirement.

Continuation Pay. The DOD threw out the old REDUX option in favor of a combination of two new options: continuation pay and a lump-sum option. Continuation pay serves as an incentive to keep service members in the military DOD pays a one-time bonus to service members nearing the middle of their careers if they commit to at least another four years of service.

Occupation is a significant factor affecting life, health and well-being. Long-term military service is a unique career path that may have an influence on life expectancy, even after excluding obvious risks such as battlefield mortality. However, it remains unclear what the effects of a military career are on the life trajectory of personnel after retiring from : Michael Hartal, Michael Hartal, Yitshak Kreiss, Yitshak Kreiss, Nirit Yavnai.

from the five military service branches, includ officers, retired early under this legislation. Previous research has revealed that many military retirees experienced adjustment difficulties during their post-retirement midlife military-to-civilian transition.

A long-existing problem has been the inability to predict or prevent these. The military retirement system provides an immediate, lifetime, inflation-protected annuity to personnel who complete 20 or more years of service.

The cost of this system has risen substantially in the past 15 years, and the system's actuarial costs now comprise almost one-third of total military manpower by: 7. A. To avoid the appearance of favoritism, 5 U.S.C. prohibits the appointment of retired military personnel to civil service positions (including a nonappropriated fund activity) in any Defense Department component for six months after retirement.

(This restriction was temporarily suspended following the attacks of 9/11). In any given year, looking at populations of non-disabled military retirees age 60 and older, the death rate for active duty enlisted retirees is 20 to 25 percent higher than for reserve enlisted. Service members of the U.S.

Armed Forces have been able to receive retirement benefits after a career in uniform in the service of the nation since (for officers), and (for enlisted), and although legislation over the last century has led to many improvements in the military retirement system, there is still a long way to go before the military retirement system is on par with the.

Full text of "Civilian earnings of non-retiree officers." See other formats.Book Description: This report documents RAND analytical support to the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC). Using the Dynamic Retention Model, the report evaluates MCRMC’s proposed military compensation and retirement plan reforms, by service, for officers and enlisted personnel in both the active and reserve components.It also noted that in fiscal there were million military retirees and survivor-benefit recipients receiving $52 billion.

In 10 years, that will grow by 16 percent, to $59 billion.