Title

Trends in Military Service in Northern Vietnam, 1950-1995: A Socio-Demographic Approach

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2009

Abstract

Prior studies usually "guesstimated" the extent of the Vietnamese population's involvement in the armed forces during the Vietnamese War. Using a sociodemographic approach, this study analyzes innovative and regionally representative data from the Vietnam Longitudinal Survey to examine the prevalence of military experience among successive cohorts of men in the Red River Delta, and to assess how their military experiences varied across the periods of war, peace, and social change. In addition, it also addresses whether social class bias in military selection existed in northern Vietnam with respect to who was called to serve in the military.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Military and Veterans Studies

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Journal of Vietnamese Studies

Volume

4

Issue

3

First Page

61

Last Page

97

ISSN

1559-372X

Identifier

10.1525/vs.2009.4.3.61

Publisher

University of California Press

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/vs.2009.4.3.61

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