Accession Number : ADA329895

Title :   Quality of Life and Shelter: An Overview of the History of Military Housing Policy and Initiatives Since the Adoption of the All-Volunteer Force Concept (1973-1996).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYWOOD COLL SCRANTON PA MILITARY FAMILY INST

Personal Author(s) : Twiss, Pamela C. ; Martin, James A.

PDF Url : ADA329895

Report Date : SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : The presence and adequacy of absolute necessities, such as food, shelter, and other important material goods, are fundamental components of life quality. The housing that provides our shelter is more than just "bricks and mortar" (Ford Foundation, 1989). Many other quality -of-life issues revolve around and relate to it (Kemeny, 1992; Twiss, 1996), making housing a core quality-of-life issue (Campbell, 1981; Campbell, Converse & Rodgers, 1976; Defense Science Board, 1995; Kerce, 1994). Figure 1 illustrates the role housing may play in situating military members in relationship to their primary and secondary social networks. This model is rooted in the notion that housing places military members and their families within a specific geographical context. This includes 'nested' environments that are interrelated, the neighborhood and larger community surrounding the housing unit (Campbell et al.). Within this context, personal aspects of life and work relationships may be developed and sustained, and basic material and social supports and services are accessed (Twiss). This study examines the history of military housing policy, within a military quality-of-life context.

Descriptors :   *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *ALL VOLUNTEER, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY HISTORY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, MILITARY FACILITIES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, QUALITY, COMPENSATION, LIVING STANDARDS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE