K-12 schools: the effect of public school choices on Marine families' co-location decisions
Velding, Tamara J.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis examines geographic bachelorhood among Marines assigned to various bases and the role of school quality on the decision to pursue geographic bachelorhood. In particular, it estimates the effect of having school-age children on the probability of geographic bachelorhood when Marines are assigned to Jacksonville, North Carolina; Albany, Georgia; Twentynine Palms, California; and Hawaii—areas perceived as having under-performing K-12 schools. The thesis further analyzes the effects of having school-age children on whether Marines establish households within the school district boundaries of these locations. Employing logit regression analysis and using data from the Total Forces Data Warehouse, I find that Marines with school-age children exhibit higher odds of choosing to be geographic bachelors in all locations studied; however, Marines with school-age children assigned to Albany exhibit the greatest odds of choosing geographic bachelorhood. These findings hold even controlling for demographic characteristics such as years of service and ethnicity. There is also variation in the likelihood of geographic bachelorhood by school age–specific factors; having secondary school-age children is most highly associated with geographic bachelorhood relative to primary and middle school–age children. I recommend conducting similar analyses with additional variables gathered through surveys, as well as within-state comparisons for each location and analyses that include other bases for comparison.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
An assessment of the effects of changing family circumstances on the size and diversity of future military accessions Weis, Jeffrey S.; Van Steenbergen, Alvin J. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1997-03);This thesis examines the relationship between changing family circumstances and the educational outcomes of children, and derives the implications of changes in family background on the quality and diversity of future ...
Sanders, Shawn G. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2007-03);This thesis examines Return On Investment (ROI) of the newly developed Marine for Life (M4L) Program that assists discharged Marines in finding civilian employment. Additionally, the thesis analyzes the determinants of M4L ...
Hogan Paul F.; Hughes, Jared; Mehay, Stephen; Cook, Michael D. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2000-05-15); NPS-SM-00-004Most previous studies of military enlistment supply have used data aggregated to a specific geographic level, often the recruiting district level. A major disadvantage of aggregated data is that the district is not the ...