Accession Number : ADA123536


Title :   Military Family Housing Compared to Private Housing: A Benefit-Cost Model.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ACADEMY CO


Personal Author(s) : Gertcher,Franklin L


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a123536.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1982


Pagination or Media Count : 38


Abstract : This paper provides a method for determining whether the current Department of Defense (DOD) military family housing program is economic according to the criterion that social benefits exceed social costs. A benefit-cost model is presented which extends the models developed by previous researchers in the field of public housing. This model tests the hypothesis that indeed the DOD does have an economic justification for providing military rental housing according to the criterion stated above. The test was based on data obtained for Travis, Ellsworth, MacDill, and Tinker Air Force bases. The paper concludes with a presentation of empirical results and a brief discussion of the possibilities for further research. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , *COST MODELS , *STATISTICAL ANALYSIS , *HOUSING(DWELLINGS) , MILITARY PERSONNEL , COMPARISON , FAMILY MEMBERS , AIR FORCE FACILITIES , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , HYPOTHESES , FAMILIES(HUMAN) , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , SOCIALISM


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Sociology and Law
      Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE