U.S. Navy Promotion and Retention by Race and Sex

43 Pages Posted: 6 Feb 2010 Last revised: 7 Jul 2010

Amos Golan

American University - Department of Economics

William H. Greene

New York University Stern School of Business

Jeffrey M. Perloff

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Date Written: January 1, 2010

Abstract

The Navy’s promotion-retention process involves two successive decisions: The Navy decides whether an individual is selected for promotion, and then, conditional on the Navy’s decision, the sailor decides whether to reenlist or leave the Navy. Rates of promotion and retention depend on individuals’ demographic and other characteristics, wars and economic conditions and factors that the Navy policy makers can control. Using estimates of these decision-making processes, we examine two important public policy questions: Do Navy promotion and retention rates differ across race and sex? Can the Navy alter its promotion and other policies to better retain sailors, or do war and civilian labor market conditions determine retention?

Keywords: promotion, retention, labor, sex, race

JEL Classification: J45, J7

Suggested Citation

Golan, Amos and Greene, William H. and Perloff, Jeffrey M., U.S. Navy Promotion and Retention by Race and Sex (January 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1547800 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1547800

Amos Golan (Contact Author)

American University - Department of Economics ( email )

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William H. Greene

New York University Stern School of Business ( email )

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Jeffrey M. Perloff

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics ( email )

207 Giannini Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
United States
510-642-9574 (Phone)
510-643-8911 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://are.berkeley.edu/~perloff

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