The Costs of Conscription

Abstract

We describe the costs of the conscription system from different perspectives. In particular, we consider the definition of opportunity cost related to the service time of conscripts. This is a cost that is not directly reflected in the state budget. In addition, we review related literature and present calculations on the current costs of conscription in Finland.

Publication info

Series
ETLA Raportit - Reports 111
Date
26.04.2021
Keywords
National defence, Conscription, Opportunity cost
ISSN
2323-2447, 2323-2455 (Pdf)
JEL
H41, J24
Pages
14
Language
Finnish