Accession Number : ADA470760
Title : Vrouwen bij de Koninklijke Landmacht: Een Onderzoek naar de Maatregelen die het Behoud en de Doorstroom van Vrouwelijke Militairen Verbeteren (Women in the Royal Netherlands Army: Measures for Retention and Career Development)
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : TNO DEFENCE SECURITY AND SAFETY SOESTERBERG (NETHERLANDS)
Personal Author(s) : van Bemmel, I E ; van Sloten, G C ; Willemsen, M ; de Koning, L ; den Hoedt, M ; Riep, N
Report Date : Feb 2007
Pagination or Media Count : 135
Abstract : In this study we identified factors that influence retention and career development of women in the Royal Netherlands Army (RNLA). These factors were identified by conducting a literature study. We discussed these factors with female soldiers and this resulted in a list of possible measures. Afterwards a large group of female soldiers filled in a questionnaire prioritizing these measures. The result is a set of recommendations and 15 specific measures for the RNLA. In general we recommend to make it easier for men and women to combine work and caretaking of children. Furthermore the culture in the army should be addressed; making use of flexible solutions to combine work and caretaking is not always accepted by colleagues and management. We also think that policymakers should focus on diversity instead of gender. Finally we developed 15 specific measures the army could implement to retain women for the Royal Netherlands Army.
Descriptors : *ARMY PERSONNEL , *NETHERLANDS , *WOMEN , LITERATURE SURVEYS , CAREERS , PERSONNEL RETENTION , QUESTIONNAIRES , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , CHILDREN , FAMILIES(HUMAN)
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE