Comparison of Permanent Change of Station Costs for Women and Men Transfered Prematurely From Ships
Final rept. for FY 1992
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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The objective of this report was to determine whether transferring pregnant women from ships costs the Navy more permanent change of station PCS funds than transferring men and nonpregnant women. Information was extracted from the Enlisted Master Record concerning gender, reason for transfer, time remaining until prospective rotation date PRD, receiving command, and the cost of PCS moves for all premature transfers in FY92 from gender-integrated afloat units. The direct cost of transfer prior to PRD was compared for men and women and an estimate of PCS costs, if ships were not gender-integrated, was also calculated. Findings from this study were 1 Proportionately more women than men prematurely transferred off ships. 2 Pregnant women had the most sea time duty remaining when they rotated. 3 Men had the highest average PCS costs. 4 The estimated PCS costs for gender-integrated ships if they were not integrated was more than the estimated costs with women in the crew. Cost, Premature transfer, Ships, Gender difference.
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