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While veterans of World War II prospered, Vietnam veterans suffered economically after coming home

MacLean, Alair (2016) While veterans of World War II prospered, Vietnam veterans suffered economically after coming home. Impact of American Politics & Policy Blog (14 Mar 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

By their nature military conflicts produce veterans, but all veterans do not have the same experiences when they come home; World War II veterans generally prospered after 1945, while Vietnam Veterans have often been viewed as being ‘damaged goods’. In new research, Alair MacLean examines the socioeconomic status of groups of veterans, finding that veterans of World War II and Korea benefited from the country’s growing postwar economy which included government benefits, whereas those returning from Vietnam in the 1970s received far less generous benefits, earned less, and were relatively less equal by comparison.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 LSE Impact of American Politics & Policy blog; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F001 United States local history
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 11:23
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2019 00:15
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65973

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