The Post-9/11 GI Bill introduces a significant increase in education benefits for veterans serving after 11 Sep 01. Given an increase that nearly doubles previous education benefits under the Montgomery GI Bill, I investigate educational attainment through a Difference-in-Differences analysis of Current Population Survey data from 1990-2012. I explore how the significant increase in financial assistance effects veteran educational attainment. I find that post-9/11 veterans, on average, experience a slight decrease in years of schooling relative to previous veterans and non-veterans. Specific branch of service cohorts display positive years of schooling relative to the current and previous counterpart factions.
Congedo, Vincent D., "The Post-9/11 GI Bill: An Educational Attainment Comparison for Late 20th and Early 21st Century U.S. Veterans and Non-veterans" (2016). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 7212.
Behavioral Economics | Benefits and Compensation | Economic Theory | Labor Economics | Public Economics
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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