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Defence Spending and Unemployment in the USA: Disaggregated Analysis by Gender and Age Groups

Christos Kollias, Panayiotis Tzeremes and Paleologou Suzanna-Maria ()
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Paleologou Suzanna-Maria: Department of Economics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, 2020, vol. 26, issue 2, 13

Abstract: The paper examines the effects of military spending using disaggregated unemployment statistics by gender and age group for the period 1948–2017 in the case of the USA. Findings from quantile regression analysis do not seem to point to any robust evidence supporting the thesis that defence spending quashes unemployment levels. This finding appears to be the case across all groups of unemployed persons. In fact, the results suggest a negative effect on unemployment.

Keywords: defence spending; unemployment; quantile regression (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C21 E24 H56 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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