Retention Costs of the GI Bill and the Draft: New Evidence from the Navy's Enlisted Force. Revision
Final rept. Jan 1984-Jun 1985
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA NAVAL PLANNING MANPOWER AND LOGISTICS DIV
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Drawing upon new data from the Navys enlisted force, this study estimates the effect on military reenlistment rates of several major policy variables eligibility for the Vietnam-era GI Bill, draft pressure at the original enlistment point, and the amount of formal training given to enlistees in their first term. These specific effects are all shown to be substantially adverse, even after controlling statistically for other key determinants of military retention. Keywords AVFAll Volunteer Force, Costs, Enlistment bocus, Incentive, Naval Training, Personnel retention, Recruits.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations