Date of Award
Master of Science
The purpose of this research is to compare economic, attitudinal and demographic variables for families in all branches of service to see in which areas the Air Force is ranked/rated higher and lower than other services. Analysis is broken out by officers and enlisted personnel in all main branches of service (Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marines). Two testing methods are employed to determine if there is a difference between the services: Tukey's multiple comparison procedure, and pair-wise comparisons of proportions for the different services. Results indicate that Air Force officers rate the Air Force higher for lower number of permanent change of station moves, fewer months separated from families due to temporary duties, better perceived availability of medical care for service members, and the ease of finding dependent medical care. Results indicate that Air Force enlisted members rate the Air Force higher for members and their spouse’s ability to continue their education, the availability of military housing, better spousal agreement on member's career plans, fewer months separated from families due to temporary duties, less problems with temporary lodging expenses during a move, and the ease of finding dependent medical care.
DTIC Accession Number
Glover, John C., "An Economic/Demographic Comparison of Air Force and Other Service Families" (1998). Theses and Dissertations. 5640.