Accession Number:

AD0720240

Title:

A Markovian Flow Model: The Analysis of Movement in Large-Scale (Military) Personnel Systems,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

131.0

Abstract:

The report describes a model of social mobility to provide information concerning patterns of movement, projections of the existing military population into the future, and the impact produced by changes in the rate of movement. The model and computing procedures permit personnel managers to create an information system that describes the social and geographic mobility that military personnel continually undergo. Derived from mathematical concepts of Markovian processes, the model is presented as a series of FORTRAN subroutines capable of being used on a variety of contemporary computers. The models principal attribute is its capacity to create future expected values given the starting distributions and a matrix of transition probabilities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE