Accession Number:

ADA159753

Title:

A Critical Analysis of U.S. Army Accessions through Socioeconomic Consideration between 1970 and 1984.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

90.0

Abstract:

Socioeconomic representativeness is very important because it is one of the major equity issues in manpower procurement, and it influences military effectiveness. The U.S. Army, in the light of socioeconomic consideration, has had more severe problems than other services since the start of the All-Volunteer Force AVF. This thesis examined the socioeconomic characteristics of Army personnel who enlisted during the period between July 1, 1970 and September 30. 1984. The purpose was to determine if any trends in the socioeconomic characteristics were apparent during that period. This period includes the transition from the draft to the AVF. The socioeconomic characteristics of 1982 Army enlistees were compared with the U.S. population of 1982. This was done to determine the socioeconomic representativeness of the Armys enlistees in that particular year. In addition, the socioeconomic overview of Republic of Korea in the military is presented in Appendix A. In conclusion, this study indicates that the Armys Active duty force has improved overall since 1979.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE