Accession Number : AD0714564

Title :   The Budget Cost of a Volunteer Military,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Canby,S. L. ; Klotz,B. P.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The document considers that an all-volunteer military with the combat effectiveness of a 2.65-million-man draft-induced force would cost only $2.1 to $2.5 billion more yearly, including longevity and retirement. Short-run budgetary phasing-in costs are stated at about $.75 billion--a fraction of earlier estimates. Less training and fewer officers are said to be needed. The Army's distinctive recruitment problem is analyzed separately. Lowest-category men are seen to be always in oversupply, and need no further attraction. The number of U. S. males turning 18 each year has increased sharply since 1964. Selective enlistment bonuses are recommended to offset the Army's recruiting disadvantage. Because of perceived pay and depressed wage levels for entrants, results are insensitive to changes in youth unemployment and supply elasticity. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES), BUDGETS, COSTS, MANPOWER, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, STATISTICAL DATA, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, REPLACEMENT THEORY

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE