NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Psychological Costs of War: Military Combat and Mental Health

Resul Cesur, Joseph J. Sabia, Erdal Tekin

NBER Working Paper No. 16927
Issued in April 2011

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors thank Daniel Rees, John Z. Smith, David Lyle, and seminar participants at the University of Connecticut, and the 2010 Southern Economic Association Meetings for useful comments and suggestions on an earlier draft of this paper. Thanks also to Whitney Dudley for excellent research assistance. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not reflect the position of the United States Military Academy, the Department of the Army, the Department of Defense, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. This research uses data from Add Health, a program project designed by J. Richard Udry, Peter S. Bearman, and Kathleen Mullan Harris, and funded by a grant P01-HD31921 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, with cooperative funding from 17 other agencies. Special acknowledgment is due Ronald R. Rindfuss and Barbara Entwisle for assistance in the original design. Persons interested in obtaining data files from Add Health should contact Add Health, Carolina Population Center, 123 W. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2524 (http://www.cpc.unc.edu/addhealth/contract.html).

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