Quality of Life and Shelter: An Overview of the History of Military Housing Policy and Initiatives Since the Adoption of the All-Volunteer Force Concept (1973-1996).
MARYWOOD COLL SCRANTON PA MILITARY FAMILY INST
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The presence and adequacy of absolute necessities, such as food, shelter, and other important material goods, are fundamental components of life quality. The housing that provides our shelter is more than just bricks and mortar Ford Foundation, 1989. Many other quality -of-life issues revolve around and relate to it Kemeny, 1992 Twiss, 1996, making housing a core quality-of-life issue Campbell, 1981 Campbell, Converse Rodgers, 1976 Defense Science Board, 1995 Kerce, 1994. Figure 1 illustrates the role housing may play in situating military members in relationship to their primary and secondary social networks. This model is rooted in the notion that housing places military members and their families within a specific geographical context. This includes nested environments that are interrelated, the neighborhood and larger community surrounding the housing unit Campbell et al.. Within this context, personal aspects of life and work relationships may be developed and sustained, and basic material and social supports and services are accessed Twiss. This study examines the history of military housing policy, within a military quality-of-life context.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies