Accession Number:

ADA063931

Title:

The Post-Vietnam Era Veterans' Educational Assistance Program: Participation During the First Year

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan-Jul 1978

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

231.0

Abstract:

This is the second in a series of semiannual reports on participation in the new Post-Vietnam Era Veterans Educational Assistance ProgramVEAP. This report covers the first full yearJanuary-December 1977 on VEAP operation. Data on participation were derived from the DoD Master and Loss File, the USAREC First Examination and Accession File, VEAP documentation from the finance and accounting centers of the separate Services, and the 1970 U.S. Census of Population. The results of recent surveys also were used to evaluate specific issues. A file on VEAP participants and eligible servicemembers was constructed, and patterns of participation during the first year of the program were examined. In addition, disenrollment and other VEAP transactions were analyzed for possible patterns. Standard statistical techniques were employed to compare demographic, socioeconomic, and other characteristics of eligibles, participants, and disenrollees. VEAP participation frequency distributions for selected variables were also examined in order to track previously observed trends and to detect any emerging trends. An updated bibliography of related literature is included.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE