Accession Number:

ADA059291

Title:

Techniques for Evaluating Military Retirement Policies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-May 78,

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

In evaluating alternative military retirement policies, models have been developed to compare regular military compensation, severance, vesting, and retirement costs given an underlying set of assumptions. The report outlines the interactive Retirement Analysis Model RAM, which performs this task in both transitional and steady-state environments, examining both short-run and long-run effects. In addition, emphasis is given to a dynamic programming approach that will produce a set of continuation rates which express personnel behavior given a set of economic incentives as depicted by a retirement system. The combination of RAM with the dynamic programming approach is expected to lead to a more accurate assessment of the effects of retirement policies on both personnel behavior and total costs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE