The Resource Working around the military : challenges to military spouse employment and education, Margaret C. Harrell ... [et al.]

Working around the military : challenges to military spouse employment and education, Margaret C. Harrell ... [et al.]

Label
Working around the military : challenges to military spouse employment and education
Title
Working around the military
Title remainder
challenges to military spouse employment and education
Statement of responsibility
Margaret C. Harrell ... [et al.]
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The characteristics of U.S. military life are generally well known-deployments, frequent relocation, long and unpredictable work schedules, and so on. But these factors also restrict the ability of service members' spouses to pursue their own employment or educational interests. This research confirms that, while many military spouses work and seek education similar to their "look-alike" civilian counterparts, they often lag these equals in terms of finding jobs and receiving comparable pay. Why, for example, are military spouses being paid less than their civilian counterparts even when all other observable factors between the two groups, such as educational level, are equal? A team of RAND researchers quantified the differences between military spouses and their civilian counterparts; it then explored the reasons for these differences, based on interviews with more than 1,100 military spouses. The discussions provide an understanding of military spouses' jobs, their motivations for working, and their general perceptions and struggles with the military lifestyle in relation to career and education. The research shows that many military spouses view elements of military life as a hindrance to their careers and pursuit of education. In response, the researchers recommend, for example, that the Department of Defense increase the affordability and accessibility of education for military spouses, continue to explore child care solutions, and seek positive relationships with local and national employers. In the long run, effectively improving the quality-of-life issues for service members and spouses will help the department retain the qualified personnel it needs
Cataloging source
CstmoR
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB323
LC item number
.H38 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Harrell, Margaret C.
  • Lim, Nelson.
  • Werber, Laura.
  • Golinelli, Daniela.
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
  • United States
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Military spouses
Label
Working around the military : challenges to military spouse employment and education, Margaret C. Harrell ... [et al.]
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG196/
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-198)
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Who Are Military Spouses? -- How Do Military Wives' Employment Conditions Compare with Civilian Wives? -- What Do Military Spouses Do, and Why Do They Work or Stay Home? -- How Do Spouses Feel the Military Has Affected Their Work or Education? -- Helping Military Spouses -- Conclusions and Recommendations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833036568
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a487799
  • (RAND)rnd000000000111395
Label
Working around the military : challenges to military spouse employment and education, Margaret C. Harrell ... [et al.]
Link
http://www.rand.org/publications/MG/MG196/
Publication
Note
"RAND National Defense Research Institute."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-198)
Carrier category
  • online resource
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • cr
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Who Are Military Spouses? -- How Do Military Wives' Employment Conditions Compare with Civilian Wives? -- What Do Military Spouses Do, and Why Do They Work or Stay Home? -- How Do Spouses Feel the Military Has Affected Their Work or Education? -- Helping Military Spouses -- Conclusions and Recommendations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833036568
Media category
  • computer
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • n
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a487799
  • (RAND)rnd000000000111395

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