ERIC Number: ED033308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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Labor Market Activity of Veterans: Some Aspects of Military Spillover.
Weinstein, Paul A.
Spillover effects of military training and service on vocational, employment, and educational activity were investigated. Interviewees, consisting of 2,313 Army veterans and 1,084 Navy veterans, were surveyed by questionnaire as to personal and socioeconomic background (including aptitude and education), military occupational specialities (MOSs), preservice and subsequent employment, patterns of job seeking, success or failure in finding training related employment, and barriers to the use of military experiences. Related civilian occupations were recorded for each MOS. These were among the major findings: (1) only 15.9% of Army veterans and 28% of Navy veterans used their military skills in civilian life; (2) the labor market did not effectively aid veterans interested in using their service experience; (3) preservice employment dominated postservice occupational choice; (4) Navy veterans were more likely than Army veterans to return to school. (The document includes job descriptions, an estimation of the military contribution of human capital, a study of problems in measuring transfer of training, the role of the military in economic development, and implications of veterans' activities.) (ly)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Dept. of Economics.