Accession Number : ADA145432


Title :   United States Military Retirement Migration: Patterns and Processes.


Descriptive Note : Doctoral thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Barnes,C T


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a145432.pdf


Report Date : 27 Mar 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 197


Abstract : This dissertation analyzes the spatial aspect of the military retirement process in order to determine the factors contributing to the selection of a retirement location and the impact of that process on population redistribution within the United States. The model for the research is based on the premise that retires select a specific retirement location as a result of their military retirees are making their retirement location decisions based on their experiences resulting from a military career rather than from pre-military or civilian experiences. First, they have a high propensity to retire near a military installation, preferably one to which they have been assigned previously. Secondly, birthplace or place of origin is not a significant pull factor. Consequently, the implicit military assignment policies of the Department of Defense are in effect acting as catalysts in redistributing the United States population.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *RETIREMENT , *MIGRATION , MILITARY FACILITIES , UNITED STATES , THESES , POPULATION , CAREERS , SAMPLING , ACTIVE DUTY , SITE SELECTION , RELOCATION , GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE