publication . Doctoral thesis . 2005

An analysis of the effect of marital/dependency status on retention, promotion, and on-the-job productivity of male Marine Corps officers

Cerman, Guray; Kaya, Bulent;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2005
  • Publisher: Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. This thesis investigates the effect of marital and family status on the performance and job productivity of male U.S. Marine Corps officers. The analysis includes evaluation of fitness reports, retention, and promotion to O-4 and O-5 ranks as performance measures. The primary goal is to examine the existence of any marriage premium on officers' performance and productivity and to investigate potential causal hypotheses. The personnel database used for the analysis includes more than 27,000 male Marine officers who entered the Marine Corps between FY 1980 and 1999. After controlling for selection, estimating...
free text keywords: Marital status, Marriage premium, Non-spousal dependents, Multivariate analysis, Fixed-effects, Heckman, Maximum likelihood probit estimation (Mlpe) with sample selection, Selection bias, Selectivity, Promotion, Retention, Performance evaluation
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