Accession Number : ADA186812

Title :   An Examination of the Influence of Environmental Factors on Recruiting Category I-IIIA Males.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, James M

PDF Url : ADA186812

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : This thesis studies the influence of environmental factors on recruiting Category I-IIIA males for the United States Army. Econometric modeling using regression analysis is used to estimate the determinants of the supply of recruits. Four models are developed from the cross-sectional time-series data and comparisons of the elasticities of the independent variables are given. The four models are Ordinary Least Squares, Instrumental Variable Estimation, Instrumental Variable Estimation with AR(1), and Fixed Effects. Following a discussion on how the data was collected over a four year period on a monthly basis for each of the Army's fifty-five recruiting battalions (except Puerto Rico), each model is specified and the possible violations of the basis assumptions of linear regression discussed. Results of each model are presented and interpreted in terms of resource allocation and policy implementation.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *RECRUITING, *ARMY PERSONNEL, ALLOCATIONS, CROSS SECTIONS, ECONOMETRICS, ENVIRONMENTS, ESTIMATES, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, LINEAR REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MODELS, PUERTO RICO, RECRUITS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, THESES, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS, VARIABLES, JOBS, ARMY TRAINING, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE