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The Resource Improving demographic diversity in the U.S. Air Force officer corps, Nelson Lim, Louis T. Mariano, Amy G. Cox, David Schulker, Lawrence M. Hanser ; prepared for the United States Air Force

Improving demographic diversity in the U.S. Air Force officer corps, Nelson Lim, Louis T. Mariano, Amy G. Cox, David Schulker, Lawrence M. Hanser ; prepared for the United States Air Force

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Improving demographic diversity in the U.S. Air Force officer corps
Title
Improving demographic diversity in the U.S. Air Force officer corps
Statement of responsibility
Nelson Lim, Louis T. Mariano, Amy G. Cox, David Schulker, Lawrence M. Hanser ; prepared for the United States Air Force
Title variation
Improving demographic diversity in the United States Air Force officer corps
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Language
eng
Summary
"Despite the Air Force's efforts to create a force that mirrors the racial, ethnic, and gender differences of the nation's population, minority groups and women are underrepresented in the active-duty line officer population, especially at senior levels (i.e., colonel and above). This report examines the reasons for this, with the goal of identifying potential policy responses. The authors analyzed data from multiple sources on Air Force eligibility, youths' intention to serve, accessions, retention, and promotion. A key finding is that African Americans and Hispanics are underrepresented in the Air Force compared with the nation's population mainly because they meet Air Force officer eligibility requirements at lower rates (e.g., they are much less likely than whites to have a college degree). Another reason for lower representation of minorities and women among senior leaders is that, once in the military, women and minorities are less likely to choose career fields that give them the highest potential to become senior leaders. In addition, female officers have lower retention rates than male officers, and the reasons for this are not clear. Finally, the authors comprehensively examined the Air Force promotion system and found no evidence to suggest it treats women and minorities differently than white men with similar records. The authors recommend that the Air Force should seek comparable quality across ethnic/minority groups in the accession processes, since competitiveness even at this stage is a predictor of promotion success. More racial/ethnic minorities and women who are cadets and officers should be in rated career fields, which have the highest promotion rates to the senior ranks."--Publisher's website
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JSTOR
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Lim, Nelson
Dewey number
358.413320973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UG793
LC item number
.I45 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mariano, Louis T.
  • Cox, Amy G.
  • Schulker, David
  • Hanser, Lawrence M.
  • Rand Corporation
  • Project Air Force (U.S.)
  • United States
Series statement
  • Project Air Force report
  • RAND Corporation Research report series
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Diversity in the workplace
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Improving demographic diversity in the U.S. Air Force officer corps, Nelson Lim, Louis T. Mariano, Amy G. Cox, David Schulker, Lawrence M. Hanser ; prepared for the United States Air Force
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"RR-495-AF"--Page 4 of cover
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-70)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Constructing Population Benchmarks for Air Force Line Officers -- Accessions and Retention -- Promotions -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Doubly Robust Estimation -- Appendix B: Descriptive Statistics
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unknown
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1 online resource (xx, 70 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780833086969
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations (chiefly color).
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote
Label
Improving demographic diversity in the U.S. Air Force officer corps, Nelson Lim, Louis T. Mariano, Amy G. Cox, David Schulker, Lawrence M. Hanser ; prepared for the United States Air Force
Publication
Copyright
Note
"RR-495-AF"--Page 4 of cover
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-70)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Constructing Population Benchmarks for Air Force Line Officers -- Accessions and Retention -- Promotions -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Appendix A: Doubly Robust Estimation -- Appendix B: Descriptive Statistics
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 70 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833086969
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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