The Resource Social representation in the U.S. military

Social representation in the U.S. military

Label
Social representation in the U.S. military
Title
Social representation in the U.S. military
Title variation
  • Social representation in the United States military
  • Social representation in the US military
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Do U.S. military personnel adequately represent all segments of society? Concerns about the social composition of the military have frequently been raised in the Congress. As early as 1974, in the first full year of the All-Volunteer Force, the Senate Armed Services Committee reflected the general Congressional interest in who serves in the military by directing the Defense Department to submit annual reports on population representation among active-duty enlisted personnel. The social composition of the military has not yet become a major budgetary issue, but the links frequently made between representation and either a draft or national service create the prospect that it may arise in future budget deliberations. This paper provides a comprehensive look at the social representation of U.S. enlisted forces, within the limits of available data. Along with demographic measures-sex, race, and geographic distribution, for example-that form the basis of the annual Defense Department reports, it also examines measures of socioeconomic status such as family incomes. The analysis considers recruits to the reserve components as well as active-duty recruits. The paper also explores the forces shaping the social composition of the career forces. Finally, it shows the likely composition of the Army's recruits if a small-scale draft were to be instituted. The analysis of socioeconomics in this study is not definitive. Although it relies on the best data currently available, its use of homearea measures of socioeconomic status based on recruits' home ZIP codes limits the strength of the conclusions that can be drawn. While the directions of the differences between recruits and the general youth population that are found are probably correct, the magnitudes may understate the differences that would be found if the characteristics of recruits' families were known
Member of
Cataloging source
DTICE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fernandez, Richard L
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB417
LC item number
.F47 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
United States
Series statement
  • CBO study
  • CBO publication
Series volume
no. 499
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Demographic surveys
  • Sociology, Military
  • Military forces(U.S.)
  • Economics
  • Enlisted personnel
  • Sociology
  • Demography
  • Military reserves
  • Department of defense
  • Active duty
  • All volunteer
  • Recruits
  • Sociology and Law
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Demographic surveys
  • Recruiting and enlistment
  • Sociology, Military
  • Soldiers
  • Women soldiers
  • United States
Label
Social representation in the U.S. military
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 1, 2009)
  • "Richard L. Fernandez ... prepared the report"--Page [iii]
  • "October 1989"--Cover
  • "ADA464506"--DTIC URL
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 95 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227928736
  • (OCoLC)ocn227928736
Label
Social representation in the U.S. military
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 1, 2009)
  • "Richard L. Fernandez ... prepared the report"--Page [iii]
  • "October 1989"--Cover
  • "ADA464506"--DTIC URL
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 95 pages).
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227928736
  • (OCoLC)ocn227928736

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