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Dick Cheney Got A Child And Missed The Draft

dick-cheney-gunDICK Cheney’s first daughter, “Elizabeth, was born 9 months and 2 days after the Selective Service System announced that childless married men were to be drafted.” Paul Walker notes:

A new study by Andrea Kutinova (now Menclova-she is the nice one down this end of the corridor!) looks at the incentive effects caused by the fact that you could get out of the Vietnam draft in the US if you had family responsibilities. Andrea shows the results of the deferment on paternity timing: it turns out that the threat of being sent to war and the option to stay home if you’ve family responsibilities provides an incentive to speed up family formation.

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Posted: 8th, May 2009 | In: Key Posts, Politicians | Comment