Measuring the Productivity of First-Term Navy Enlistees
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA POLICY AND RESOURCES RESEARCH DEPT
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In this paper, we analyze an unusual and largely unresearched data set, Rand Corporations Enlisted Utilization Survey EUS. Using data from the supervisors of Navy first-term enlisted personnel, we estimate the net productivity of learning curves of these personnel. Essentially we try to explain what factors make Navy recruits learn faster ability, schooling, the particular job, or time on that job. This research on the determinants of individual productivity is but a first step in the analysis of the demand for military manpower. Still, we think our results are sufficiently provocative to warrant further research.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations