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Reenlistment behavior of nuclear-trained enlisted men

dc.contributor.advisorSolnick, Loren M.
dc.contributor.authorCook, Richard Wayne
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentAdministrative Sciences
dc.contributor.secondreaderHenderson, David R.
dc.dateJune 1988
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T18:18:27Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T18:18:27Z
dc.date.issued1988-06
dc.description.abstractThe thesis investigates reenlistment behavior of a particular occupational sector of the U.S. Navy. The data set consists of enlisted members with nuclear NECs and 4 to 9 years of service during the 1977-1987 time frame. Specific pay and employment data from the civilian nuclear industry is used for comparison to military pay. Two econometric modeling techniques are employed: logit analysis for individual level data, and time-series cross-sectional analysis for pooled data. The effect on reenlistment probability of changes in relative military and civilian salaries is determined. The results demonstrate the importance of pay to the reenlistment decisions of these men, but indicate that the supply elasticity is relatively low. It is argued that this low responsiveness of retention to pay changes is due not only to the arduous conditions of the work environment, but to the fact that military to civilian pay ratios were uniformly low during the period of observation. Previous research concerning the relationship of retention to pay has aggregated occupational categories and found higher elasticities. This paper shows that retention behavior can be better understood using information about compensation in disaggregated military occupational sectors and specific civilian alternatives.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/reenlistmentbeha1094523373
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/23373
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorReenlistmenten_US
dc.subject.authorRetentionen_US
dc.subject.authorExtensionen_US
dc.subject.authorNuclear propulsion operatorsen_US
dc.subject.authorPooled time-series cross-sectional data analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorLogit analysisen_US
dc.subject.authorSelective reenlistment bonusesen_US
dc.subject.authorTurnoveren_US
dc.subject.authorQuitsen_US
dc.subject.authorEconomic causes of quitsen_US
dc.subject.lcshManagementen_US
dc.titleReenlistment behavior of nuclear-trained enlisted menen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
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