ERIC Number: ED253747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Personal Income and Educational Attainment of Male War Veterans and Nonveterans, March 1983. Monograph 70-84-7.
Klein, Robert E.
A study compared the personal income and educational attainment of male war veterans and nonveterans as of March 1983. Using data from the March supplement of the 1983 Current Population Survey, the researchers compared the educational attainment and income of 9 separate age groups of a sample of 22,823 veterans and 47,792 nonveterans. For the most part, male war veterans had higher personal income and higher educational attainment than nonveterans. However, the relative difference in median income for Vietnam-era veterans--those 25 to 39 years old--was smaller than the relative difference between veterans and nonveterans of all ages combined. Since veterans were overrepresented in the relatively high-income-earning middle and older ages, part of the difference in income between veterans and nonveterans could be attributed to their age differences; if veterans had the same proportionate age distribution as nonveterans, then their median income would fall by one-fifth. The differences in educational attainment between veterans and nonveterans had also diminished; whereas veterans had distinctly higher educational attainment than nonveterans in 1973, the gap in median education virtually disappeared by 1983. (Appendixes to this report contain three tables summarizing educational attainment and income levels by age group as well as an explanation of the age-adjustment techniques used in the study to arrive at median education levels.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Veterans Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Information Management and Statistics.