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Policy Options For Military Recruiting In The College Market

Author: Beth J. Asch
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833035684
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Reports the results of a national survey of college youth who were offered a series of hypothetical enlistment programs and were asked to rate their level of interest under each program. A $65,000 college loan repayment program and a program allowing dropouts to enlist directly without first returning to college generated the most positive enlistment propensity.

Handbook Of Defense Economics

Author: Todd Sandler
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080478298
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The second volume of the Handbook of Defense Economics addresses defense needs, practices, threats, and policies in the modern era of globalization. This new era concerns the enhanced cross-border flows of all kinds (e.g., capital and labor flows, revolutionary rhetoric, guerrillas, and terrorists) including the spillovers of benefits and costs associated with public goods and transnational externalities (i.e., uncompensated interdependencies affecting two or more nations). These ever-increasing flows mean that military armaments and armies are less able to keep out security threats. Thus, novel defense and security barriers are needed to protect borders that are porous to terrorists, pollutants, political upheavals, and conflicts. Even increased trade and financial flows imply novel security challenges and defenses. Globalization also underscores the importance of a new set of institutions (e.g., the European Union and global governance networks) and agents (e.g., nongovernmental organizations and partnerships). This volume addresses the security challenges in this age of globalization, where conflicts involve novel tactics, new technologies, asymmetric warfare, different venues, and frightening weapons. Volume 2 contains topics not covered in volume 1 – i.e., civil wars, peacekeeping, economic sanctions, the econometrics of arms races, conversion, peace economics, and the interface of trade, peace, and democracy. Volume 2 also revisits topics from volume 1, where there has been a significant advancement of knowledge – i.e., conflict analysis, terrorism, arms races, arms trade, military manpower, and arms industries. All of the main securities concerns of today are analyzed. Chapters are written by the leading contributors in the topic areas. *Up-to-date surveys on the pressing defense issues: theoretical, empirical and policy issues. *Coverage of theoretical and empirical studies of terrorism. *Contributions by the leading researchers in the field of defense economics.

Evaluating Military Advertising And Recruiting

Author: Committee on the Youth Population and Military Recruitment -- Phase II
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309529476
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It is anticipated that in the coming decade the Department of Defense (DoD) will field and test new advertising and recruiting initiatives designed to improve the recruiting outlook. The DoD needs a comprehensive research and evaluation strategy based on sound research principles that will ensure valid, reliable, and relevant results to discover the most promising policies. The primary objective of this book is to help the DoD improve its research on advertising and recruiting policies. Evaluating Military Advertising and Recruiting: Theory and Methodology presents a framework for evaluation that links different types of research questions to various research methodologies. The framework identifies four major categories of research questions and four broad methodological approaches. The first category of research question asks “What does a target audience see as attractive or unattractive features of a program?” It is well suited to examination via qualitative methods, such as focus groups, unstructured or open-ended surveys, and interviews. The second category of research question asks “What is the effect of a program on specified attitudes or behavioral intentions?” It is well suited to examination via surveys, experiments, and quasi experiments. The third category of research question asks “What is the effect of a proposed new program on enlistment?” It is well suited to examination via experiments and quasi experiments. The final category of research question asks “What is the effect of an existing program on enlistment?” It is well suited to examination via econometric modeling.

High Performance Government

Author: Robert Klitgaard
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833040677
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In 2003, the National Commission on the Public Service, chaired by Paul Volcker, issued a report detailing problems within the federal government today and recommending changes in its organization, leadership, and operations. This book suggests practical ways to implement the recommendations and defines a research agenda for the future. Thirteen essays address the primary problem areas identified by the Volcker Commission, and the commission report itself is included.

Recruiting Youth In The College Market

Author: Rebecca M. Kilburn
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society
ISBN: 9780833032119
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How can military service be made more compatible with college plans instead of being perceived as an alternative to college? These essays examine trends in high school seniors' intentions to enlist or to attend college and compare civilian and military education programs. Youth with interest in the military are likely to see themselves as two-year college material, so offering a stipend, higher pay, or other means of offsetting the cost of attending school may be an effective recruiting strategy with this group.

Hitting The Books Before Military Service Policy Options For Recruiting In The College Market

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The armed services prefer to recruit "high- quality" youth (those who have a high school diploma and score in the top half of the score distribution on the Armed Forces Qualification Test) because of their better performance and lower attrition. However, with wage growth greater for college graduates than for high school graduates, high-quality youth are increasingly interested in attending college. This trend is forcing the military to look more closely at its traditional recruiting market recent high school graduates and high school seniors and focus on those individuals who are in college, have recently left college, or have immediate college plans. The services already have implemented several educational assistance programs to make military service more attractive to college-bound youth; these programs will continue to be important. However, to be fully engaged in the college market, the services must refine existing programs to enhance their effectiveness and consider what the next generation of programs should look like to target various segments of the college market. RAND Corporation researchers recently conducted a study to help the services in this effort. Key findings were: that incentives are effective in rerouting individuals from the college market into the military. They include: the Loan Repayment Program (LRP), i.e. repayment of federal college loans, increases in enlistment bonuses and college stipend benefits, programs that allow college dropouts to enlist without first returning to college and of these, the LRP was found to be the most cost effective for the military.

Recruiting Older Youths

Author: Bernard D. Rostker
Publisher: Rand Corporation
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This report presents the results of a survey of 5,000 older Army recruits asking why they did not enlist immediately after high school and why they later chose to do so.