Accession Number:

ADA123536

Title:

Military Family Housing Compared to Private Housing: A Benefit-Cost Model.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

This paper provides a method for determining whether the current Department of Defense DOD military family housing program is economic according to the criterion that social benefits exceed social costs. A benefit-cost model is presented which extends the models developed by previous researchers in the field of public housing. This model tests the hypothesis that indeed the DOD does have an economic justification for providing military rental housing according to the criterion stated above. The test was based on data obtained for Travis, Ellsworth, MacDill, and Tinker Air Force bases. The paper concludes with a presentation of empirical results and a brief discussion of the possibilities for further research. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE