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dc.contributor.advisorCook, Mike D.
dc.contributor.advisorMehay, Stephen L.
dc.contributor.authorWeis, Jeffrey S.
dc.contributor.authorVan Steenbergen, Alvin J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:18:02Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:18:02Z
dc.date.issued1997-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/8000
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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 military recruiting pools. The data sources for this thesis were the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, maintained and published by the University of Michigan, and the March Current Population Surveys, maintained and published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. We estimated the effect of family background variables such as family income, parental education levels, and number of siblings, on the likelihood of children either completing high school or attending college. We then used these relationships to simulate the rates of high school completion and college attendance for nationally representative samples of children selected from the March 1974/1975 and 1993/1994 Current Population Surveys. The results indicate that today's children from white families will likely complete high school at lower rates but attend college at somewhat higher rates, as compared to people who were children in the early 197Os. Today's children who are growing up in minority families will likely graduate from high school at lower rates, and today's black and Hispanic children who do complete high school will be less likely to attend college, again compared to children from the 197Os. These trends suggest that military recruiters will likely have more difficulty recruiting from among all youth for enlistment, and may have less success in finding minority officersen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/assessmentofeffe00weis
dc.format.extentxi, 125 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshCHILDRENen_US
dc.titleAn assessment of the effects of changing family circumstances on the size and diversity of future military accessionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.subject.authorFamily Circumstancesen_US
dc.subject.authorEducational Attainmenten_US
dc.subject.authorChildrenen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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