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.

Information om publikationen

Serie
ETLA Raportit - Reports 111
Datum
26.04.2021
Nyckelord
National defence, Conscription, Opportunity cost
ISSN
2323-2447, 2323-2455 (Pdf)
JEL
H41, J24
Sidor
14
Språk
Finska