Accession Number : ADA307845

Title :   First-Term Attrition Due to Pregnancy in the Marine Corps: Issues, Trends, and Options.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Flatter, John R.

PDF Url : ADA307845

Report Date : MAR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to provide Headquarters Marine Corps with an analysis of pregnancy attrition and an evaluation of related policy options. The study also compares the Marine Corps' experience with that of the civilian population. The research methods include cross-tabulations and multivariate regression analysis. The data were obtained from Defense Manpower Data Center files of enlisted cohorts for fiscal years 1981, 1985, and 1988-1991. The results show that pregnancy rates in the Marine Corps are at levels either equal to or lower than what should be expected. In addition, pregnancy attrition rates have been decreasing steadily. It is recommended that the Marine Corps revise its pregnancy education program to address unwanted and unplanned pregnancies, which likely account for the majority of pregnancy attrition cases. Further initiatives are recommended to assist the Marine Corps in achieving its goals of increased female representation and lowered rates of pregnancy attrition.

Descriptors :   *RETIREMENT, *CIVILIAN POPULATION, *MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL, *PREGNANCY, *BENEFITS, *WOMEN, *RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL), MARINE CORPS, EDUCATION, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, ATTRITION, RATES, THESES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, COSTS, FEMALES.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE