The Effect of Transferability of GI Bill Benefits for Family Members on Army Retention and Career Choice
Interim technical rept. Jul 1986-Aug 1987
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This technical report analyzes the effect of proposed transferability of the new GI Bill benefits for family members of soldiers on their retention and career choice. The authors employ cost-effectiveness analysis to compare the increase in costs of the proposal and selective reenlistment bonuses to be paid to the reenlistees with the decreases in recruitment and training costs and conclude that the proposal is cost effective because the Army can save at least 9,400 per soldier. An estimated increase in reenlistment based on a survey of soldiers intentions to reenlist suggests that the Army can save about 200 million per year. Keywords GI Bill, Cost effectiveness, Selected reenlistment bonuses, Economic analysis, Logic models.
- Economics and Cost Analysis
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations