Accession Number:

ADA125722

Title:

Youth and the Military Services: 1980 National Longitudinal Survey Studies of Enlistment, Intentions to Serve, Reenlistment and Labor Market Experience of Veterans and Attriters

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS CENTER FOR HUMAN RESOURCE RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

This report contains five studies of military manpower issues based primarily on data from the second-round interviews of the National Longitudinal Study NSL conducted in Spring 1980. The studies, which address issues related to the viability of the All-Volunteer Force AVF, focus on characteristics of participants in the armed forces, characteristics of enlistees, factors in enlistment decisions, reenlistment, and post-military labor market experiences. The data on enlistment pertain to the twelve months prior to the administration of the survey in Spring 1980, a period which represented the low ebb of AVF accessions, particularly in terms of quality. Since that time a good recruitment market, improved benefits, Congressional limitations on accessions from applicants in lowest category of Armed Forces Qualifying Test scores Category IV, and the renorming of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery have resulted in dramatic improvements in both numbers and quality of accessions. Even in 1979, however, this report indicates that the accessions picture was not without positive aspects.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE