An Assessment of the Available Evidence on the Returns to Military Training
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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Reviews the relevant literature as part of the preliminary work undertaken for a Rand study investigating the economic returns to separatees from military vocational training. Most of the available studies indicate that training in the military does not have a positive effect on the post-service civilian opportunities of veterans. This conclusion is reached despite evidence that more than three-fourths of the job specialties available to enlistees have direct civilian counterparts. Previous studies of the effect of military training focus on two issues The first is the extent to which individuals utilize military-acquired skills in civilian jobs. The second issue addressed by these studies is the economic effect of military training.
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