Educational Benefits Analysis. An Examination of the Effects of G.I. Bill Educational Benefits on Service Accessions
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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This study is an assessment of the impact of G.I. Bill termination on Service accessions and a means for measuring the relative costs and benefits of alternative educational programs. Systematic modeling was undertaken to explain and quantify the mechanism by which the G.I. Bill operates as an incentive. Three models were developed to address motivation, the queue, and costs and comparative benefits -- and to integrate respective findings. Assessment of costs and benefits involved a general appraisal of the G.I. Bill as well as the design of specific post-service alternatives. Results indicate that the post- service G.I. Bill represented 31 of an enlistees compensation in 1948 versus 20 in 1973 a variety of substitutes for the post-service G.I. Bill are feasible as an enlistment incentive, the post-service G.I. Bill provides at most 20,000 Army high school graduates and costs at least 1B. Recommendations resulting from this study are develop new approaches to attract the 19-25 year-old high school graduate organize and publicize a centralized in-service education package settle the contingency plan for a post-service benefit.
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