The Determinants of Navy Recruit Quality: Theory and Evidence 1970-1977.
Technical rept. 21 Apr 76-31 Oct 78,
URBAN INST WASHINGTON DC
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A model of the Navy recruitment process is developed and tested using 1970-77 quarterly data on recruits by mental category and education attainment. The model is based on a theory of selection by recruiters in which recruit quality is maximized subject to a quota filling constraint. Derived decision rules are applied to examine changes in recruitment standards in response to changes in the demand for accessions and the supply of recruits. Estimation of recruitment equations is carried out with variables measuring age eligibility, labor market conditions, financial incentives, and acceptance probabilities by quality group. Non-prior service male enlistment projections are made through 1994 under several unemployment scenarios. Author
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