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"Why Not A Volunteer Army?" Reexamining The Impact Of Military Conscription On Economic Growth For Singapore

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  • PAK SHUN NG

    () (Singapore Armed Forces, MINDEF Building, Gombak Drive, Singapore 669645, Singapore)

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This paper evaluates the economic merits of a conscript or an all-volunteer military force for Singapore, focusing on military conscription as a subset of military expenditure. While many papers investigate the relationships between economic growth and conscription or defence spending, no concrete study has linked them to provide a new argument for or against conscription. This paper relates these three research areas to examine the economic costs and benefits of a conscript and an all-volunteer force for Singapore, taking into account the effects of military spending on the growth of the economy.

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  • Pak Shun Ng, 2005. ""Why Not A Volunteer Army?" Reexamining The Impact Of Military Conscription On Economic Growth For Singapore," The Singapore Economic Review (SER), World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., vol. 50(01), pages 47-67.
  • Handle: RePEc:wsi:serxxx:v:50:y:2005:i:01:n:s0217590805001871
    DOI: 10.1142/S0217590805001871
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    1. Landau, Daniel, 1993. "The economic impact of military expenditures," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1138, The World Bank.
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