The U.S. Army Research Institute (ARI) and the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, U.S. Army, sponsored a Conference on Army Manpower Economics in Williamsburg, Virginia, on December 5-7, 1984. With the military's growing interest in economic research and the usefulness of econometric analyses in addressing military manpower issues, it was appropriate to assemble senior Army policy makers, leading academicians, and other researchers to discuss Army manpower research and policy issues. The collection of articles presented in this volume is a direct outgrowth of that conference.
Table of Contents
"Preface – Foreword – Introduction -- Part One: The Enlistment Decision -- Chapter 1. -- Enlistment Decisions of Young Men / James R. Hosek and Christine E. Peterson – Comment / Ernst W. Stromsdorfer -- Chapter 2. -- Economic Analysis of Army Enlistments: Policy Implications / Lawrence Goldberg and Peter Greenston – Comment / Bernard Rostker – Reply / Lawrence Goldberg and Peter Greenston -- Chapter 3. -- Recruiting Goals, Enlistment Supply, and Enlistments in the U.S. Army / Thomas V. Daula and D. Alton Smith – Comment -- Charles Brown -- Chapter 4. – Microeconomic Foundations of Recruiter Behavior: Implications for Aggregate Enlistment Models / James N. Dertouzos – Comment / Matthew S. Goldberg -- Chapter 5. The Changing Structure of the U.S. Economy: Its Effects on Army Enlistments / Charles Dale – Comment / Robert Hale -- Chapter 6. -- Attrition and Retention in the Army Reserve and National Guard: An Empirical Analysis / David W. Grissmer and Sheila Nataraj Kirby – Comment / Zahava D. Doering -- Part Two: The Reenlistment Decision -- Chapter 7. -- Reenlistment Decision Models: Implications for Policy Making / Thomas V. Daula and Robert H. Baldwin – Comment / John T. Warner -- Chapter 8.-- Army Reenlistment and Extension Decisions by Occupation / Hyder Lakhani and Curtis L. Gilroy – Comment / Paul F. Hogan --
Chapter 9. -- First-Term Attrition of High School Graduates in the Military / Matthew Black and Thomas Fraker – Comment/ Kathleen P. Utgoff -- Chapter 10. --The Postservice Earnings of Military Retirees / George J. Borjas and Finis Welch – Comment / Walter Y. Oi -- Part Three: Compensation and Force Structure -- Chapter 11. -- Experience and Readiness / Stanley A. Horowitz -- Chapter 12. -- Retirement Changes and Military Force Manning: A Sensitivity Analysis / Neil M. Singer -- Chapter 13. -- Comparative Costs of Alternative Forces in the U.S. Army / Thomas W. Fagan -- Chapter 14. -- Meeting Occupational and Total Manpower Requirements at Least Cost: A Nonlinear Programing Approach / David W. Grissmer and Judith C. Fernandez -- Chapter 15. -- Compensation and Force Structure: A Comment / Gary R. Nelson – References.