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dc.contributor.advisorMehay, Stephen
dc.contributor.advisorPema, Elda
dc.contributor.authorZardeskas, Elizabeth F.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:38:03Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:38:03Z
dc.date.issued2007-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/3336
dc.description.abstractThis thesis analyzes the Navy's Tuition Assistance (TA) program. The thesis focuses on the effect of participation in TA on reenlistment and promotion outcomes for enlisted personnel. The statistical analysis is performed using data from: (1) Defense Manpower Data Center enlisted personnel files for cohorts Fiscal Years (FY) 1991-2001; (2) Military Entrance Processing Command accession information on those same cohorts; (3) and TA usage data from FY95-FY01 from the Navy Center for Personal and Professional Development. The analysis finds that sailors who use TA have a higher probability of reenlistment and promotion than those who do not. The successful completion of at least one college course results in even higher probabilities of reenlistment and promotion. These findings confirm the positive relationship between investment in human capital and reenlistment (i.e., retention) found in two previous military and one civilian study. The thesis recommends that future research on this topic include data sufficient to adjust for potential selection bias in the statistical estimates.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/voluntaryeducati109453336
dc.format.extentxvi, 129 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshQuality of lifeen_US
dc.subject.lcshContinuing educationen_US
dc.subject.lcshEducationen_US
dc.titleVoluntary education of enlisted service members an analysis of program effects on retention and other outcome measuresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authors.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc176172013
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