Determination of the Quality of Navy Recruits
Technical rept. 21 Apr 1976-20 Jul 1977
URBAN INST WASHINGTON DC
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In this technical report, a model of the Navy recruitment process is developed and preliminary tests are conducted using historical data on Navy recruits by mental test score. The model is based on a theory of selection by recruiters in which recruit quality is maximized subject to a quota filling constraint. Decision rules for recruiters are derived and then these rules are applied to see how recruitment standards would be expected to change in response to changes in the Navys demand for accessions and the supply of Navy recruits. The model is empirically tested using data on civilian and military pay, unemployment draft pressure, and Navy enlistments by test score group. No statistically significant results emerge from the data analysis but some areas for further investigations are identified.
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