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Author: Lakhani, Hyder
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1. Lakhani, Hyder
Gilroy, Curtis
Capps, Cavan
Logistic Microdata Model of Army Reenlistment
U.S. Army Research Institute PERI-RG Draft Working Paper, July 1984.
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: U.S. Army Behavior and Systems Research Laboratory
Keyword(s): Military Enlistment; Military Personnel; Veterans; Wages

The 1981 NLSY, ages 19-24, is used to determine the shadow civilian wages of Army enlisted personnel on the verge of their first term reenlistment/separation decision. The use of NLSY data is an improvement over the previous studies which used civilian wages of veterans from sample surveys, which tended to bias civilian wages upward. The natural logarithm of civilian wages of the youth cohort in our model is a function of education, experience, experience squared, race, number of dependents and unemployment rate. All of the coefficients had the expected signs and all, except experience squared, were statistically significant at the 0.01 level. These coefficients were used to impute civilian wages of military enlistees who were eligible for reenlistment. The logistic reenlistment equations used micro data for 81 Military Occupational Specialties grouped into 17 occupationally homogeneous Career Management Fields. The explanatory variables for reenlistment or separation included relative pay (military pay/estimated civilian wage), selective reenlistment bonus (SRB), race, number of dependents, unemployment rates, and AFQT score (CAT I-III A). Almost all of the coefficients, except unemployment, had the expected signs and were statistically significant. SRB and relative pay were particularly important.
Bibliography Citation
Lakhani, Hyder, Curtis Gilroy and Cavan Capps. "Logistic Microdata Model of Army Reenlistment." U.S. Army Research Institute PERI-RG Draft Working Paper, July 1984.