Department of Defense Survey of Living Conditions Overseas, 1984. Volume 1. Management Report.
Final rept. Jan 83-Jul 85,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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In 1984, a random sample of the approximately 267,000 military personnel who had dependents and were living in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, JapanOkinawa, or Korea were asked about their experiences and attitudes toward living overseas. The study concentrated on the adequacy of family housing, temporary lodging, and support facilities and services for accompanied personnel. The study also looked at problems, improvements needed, some proposed policy changes, and the perceived effects of living conditions on job performance and career intentions. Responses were received from over 17,000 service members. About 60 percent of these military personnel were satisfied with the overall adequacy of their residence, but the survey revealed serious shortcomings in the support systems for military families. The most frequently reported problems were the scarcity and condition of family housing and the high initial cost of deposits and equipping housing on the economy. Other serious problems included limited opportunities for spouse employment, inadequacies in medical facilities, and the scarcity and poor condition of temporary lodging facilities. Family housing was most often chosen as the area needing improvement. Inadequate services by the housing offices and inconsistency in the sponsor program were also reported.
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