Journal article

Long-term health effects of Vietnam-era military service: A quasi-experiment using Australian conscription lotteries

David W Johnston, Michael A Shields, Peter Siminski

Journal of Health Economics | ELSEVIER | Published : 2016


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We are grateful to two anonymous reviewers, Josh Angrist, Peter Haddad, Sonja Kassenboehmer, Malcolm Sim, Agne Suziedelyte, Alison Venn, as well as participants at the 5th Workshop on the Economics of Health and Wellbeing and at numerous departmental seminars for useful discussions and comments. We thank Daniel Thomason for excellent research assistance; the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Sax Institute for access and assistance with de-identified data. Siminski acknowledges grant support from the Australian Research Council (DE120101642). The research was completed using data collected through the 45 and Up Study ( The 45 and Up Study is managed by the Sax Institute in collaboration with major partner Cancer Council NSW; and partners: the National Heart Foundation of Australia (NSW Division); NSW Ministry of Health; beyond blue; Ageing, Disability and Home Care, Department of Family and Community Services; and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service. We thank the many thousands of people participating in the 45 and Up Study. The views in this paper are the authors' alone, as are any errors of fact or omission. Conduct of the 45 and Up Study was approved by the University of New South Wales Human Research Ethics Committee. This project was approved by the University of Wollongong Human Research Ethics Committee, the Department of Veterans' Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee, and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Ethics Committee.