Estimating Afqt Scores For National Educational Longitudinal Study Nels Respondents

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This document describes a methodology for imputing AFQT scores for members of the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS) sample. It then uses that methodology to explore some implications of test score trends for military recruiting. A forthcoming report uses these estimated test scores in models of individual enlistment behavior. The report will be of interest both to individuals concerned with the methodological issues related to imputing test scores and to those setting recruiting policy.

Handbook Of The Economics Of Education

Author: Eric A Hanushek
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444535357
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What is the value of an education? Volume 4 of the Handbooks in the Economics of Education combines recent data with new methodologies to examine this and related questions from diverse perspectives. School choice and school competition, educator incentives, the college premium, and other considerations help make sense of the investments and returns associated with education. Volume editors Eric A. Hanushek (Stanford), Stephen Machin (University College London) and Ludger Woessmann (Ifo Institute for Economic Research, Munich) draw clear lines between newly emerging research on the economics of education and prior work. In conjunction with Volume 3, they measure our current understanding of educational acquisition and its economic and social effects. Winner of a 2011 PROSE Award Honorable Mention in Economics from the Association of American Publishers Demonstrates how new methodologies are yielding fresh perspectives in education economics Presents topics and authors whose data and conclusions attest to the globalization of research Complements the policy and social outcomes themes of volume 3

Handbook Of The Economics Of Education

Author: Eric Alan Hanushek
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 044453444X
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The editors combine recent data with new methodologies to examine questions from diverse perspectives. School choice and school competition, educator incentives, the college premium, and other considerations help make sense of the investments and returns associated with education.

The United States Army

Author: George D. Bennett
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590333006
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Coverage includes the history of the US Army and its structure, modernization and weapon systems challenges faced by the Army in its transformations for the 21st century, the Army reserve components, the U.S. Army School of the Americas, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Enlistment Decisions In The 1990s

Author: M. Rebecca Kilburn
Publisher: Rand Corporation
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This work updates previous estimates of individual enlistment models, investigating the relationship between family, individual, local labor market, and other background characteristics and the decision to enlist. The study makes three primary innovations to earlier models. First, it uses data from the early 1990s, while the most recent estimates were from the early 1980s. The data report the enlistment behavior of a cohort of individuals from the National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS) who were high school seniors in 1992. In general, the authors find that their coefficient estimates are similar to those estimated by earlier models, while the mean levels of the explanatory variables are more often significantly different from those in earlier data. Second, the authors explore the utility of including some additional variables in the model that are more relevant to the 1990s or were not available in early data. These include measures of immigrant status, criminal behavior, drug use, in-state college tuition, and whether parents were in the military. The research finds that immigrant status, criminal behavior, and having parents in the military are significant determinants of individual enlistment decisions. Third, the authors estimate the individual enlistment decision as a three-choice decision-whether to enlist, enroll in college, or work after high school graduation-in contrast to earlier studies, which modeled the enlistment decisions as a two-way choice of whether to enlist or not. The study concludes that the trivariate-choice model dominates the bivariate model because it produces more significant coefficient estimates and yields more insights into the reasons that individuals enlist rather than choosing alternative activities.