Accession Number : ADA323250

Title :   Economic Life Course Analysis of Peacekeeping Deployment in the Sinai.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 94-Feb 96,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Lakhani, Hyder ; Tartak-Abod, Elissa

PDF Url : ADA323250

Report Date : JAN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This report has two objectives. The first objective is to estimate the extent of financial gains or losses of Active Component (AC) and Reserve Component (RC) soldiers for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) peacekeeping mission in the Sinai. The second objective is to estimate the effect of these gains/losses on soldiers' intentions to remain in their respective component until retirement. Data for a population of approximately 500 soldiers were collected during their predeployment training at Fort Bragg, NC and during deployment at the South Camp in the Sinai. Results of these analyses revealed that AC soldiers perceived a small financial loss ($102 per month) and RC soldiers perceived considerable financial gain ($335 per month). Therefore, soldiers experienced net average financial gains ($233 per month). Regression results for change in financial status revealed that civilian earnings were negatively related to financial gains of the RC. Regression results for career commitment revealed that the soldiers' likelihood of staying in their respective component until retirement increased with financial gains, while statistically controlling for satisfaction with Army life and demographic variables.

Descriptors :   *DEPLOYMENT, *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, *SINAI, *PEACEKEEPING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY RESERVES, ARMY PERSONNEL, FACILITIES, DEMOGRAPHY, ARMY FACILITIES, POPULATION, VARIABLES, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, RETIREMENT, MISSIONS, UNITED NATIONS, NORTH CAROLINA, FINANCE.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE