The Impact of Military Life on Spouse Labor Force Outcomes
Final rept. Nov 1986-Jan 1990
RESEARCH TRIANGLE INST (RTI) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC
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This report examines military and nonmilitary factors that determine labor force participation, employment, and level of employment of Army wives. The research is based on 1985 DoD Member and Spouse survey data. The framework for the study is household utility model, which assumes that a womans decision to participate in the labor force is a function of her market wage, her reservation wage, and her personal tastes and preferences. Profit analyses were performed on three separate equations that estimated probabilities of Army spouse employment v. nonemployment, full-time work v. part-time work, and employment in a job that uses her skills v. underemployment. Further simulations estimated probable changes in employment patterns with a continental U.S. CONUS vs. OCONUS location, the presence of an installation-level spouse employment program, and increased levels of spouse education andor soldier tour length. Keywords Employment Surveys Females Army personnel RetentionPsychology.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations