Monday, June 14, 2010


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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
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Do Bonuses Affect Enlistment and Procurement? [14 June 2010]

By: Beth J. Asch, Paul Heaton, James Hosek, Francisco Martorell, Curtis Simon, John T. Warner

Research Brief



Congress has questioned the scope and efficacy of enlistment and reenlistment bonuses, but Army high-quality recruiting would have been lower without them; they are more cost-effective than pay but less so than recruiters as a way to gain recruits.




Cash Incentives and Military Enlistment, Attrition, and Reenlistment [14 June 2010]

[full-text, 195 pages


The Department of Defense budget for enlistment and reenlistment bonuses increased greatly over the past decade, leading some to ask whether bonuses were the most cost-effective way to increase the supply of personnel to the armed forces.


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