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ERIC Number: ED203829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-1
Reference Count: N/A
Final Report on the Utilization of Educational Entitlements by Veterans of the Post-Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era.
Research Applications, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Analysis is presented of the number of post-Korean veterans and Vietnam era veterans who used their educational entitlements provided by the GI Bill of Rights, and the extent to which those programs of training were successfully completed. Education Master Record (EMR) data were used in the first part of this analysis. Analysis of completion of training was made using data from the Survey of Veterans. In addition, the EMR data provided an insight into the ways veterans used their educational benefits, such as amount of entitlement used and the period of time between separation and the beginning of training. Data were broken down by state, type of program and period of service. A secondary analysis was made which compared and contrasted entitlement use by (1) veterans who applied and trained in colleges and other residence schools after separation from military service and (2) trainees who applied and trained in colleges and other residence schools before separation from military service. This analysis included the use of variables that detailed the extent of full-time or part-time training and the public or private nature of the training facilities in each location of training, in addition to the variables used in the primary analysis. Highlights cited include these: the percentage of veterans trained has increased over time from 60% among peacetime Post-Korean conflict veterans to 72% among veterans who served during the Vietnam era only; and a large number of veterans, especially black veterans, cited ineligibility as the main reason for not using VA benefits. Extensive data tables and the questionnaire used in the study are appended. (Author/LC)
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Federal Aid, Fringe Benefits, Higher Education, Military Personnel, National Surveys, Student Financial Aid, Training Allowances, Use Studies, Veterans, Veterans Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Veterans Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research Applications, Inc., Rockville, MD.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: G I Bill