Despite some calls to reinstitute the draft, Beth Asch writes in an commentary that the all-volunteer military is working just fine.
Feb 9, 2003 Boston Globe
Beth Asch is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation. Her areas of study include labor economics and defense manpower. She has led numerous studies on compensation design in the military and in the federal civil service, and on military recruiting and personnel supply to the armed forces. Her most recent work includes military retirement reform, enlistment supply and recruiting resource effectiveness, and retention and compensation in the federal civil service. Asch's research has been widely disseminated as reports, briefings, and journal articles among the policy community, the media, and the academic community. Asch received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago.
Beth Asch, Michael Mattock, James Hosek, Reforming Military Retirement: Analysis in Support of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, RAND Corporation (RR-1022-MCRMC), 2016
Michael Mattock, James Hosek, Beth Asch, Rita Karam, Retaining U.S. Air Force Pilots When the Civilian Demand for Pilots is Growing, RAND Corporation (RR-1455-AF), 2016
Beth J. Asch, James Hosek, Jennifer Kavanagh, Michael Mattock, Retention, Incentives, and DoD Experience Under the 40-Year Military Pay Table, RAND Corporation (RR-1209-OSD), 2016
Beth Asch, James Hosek, Michael Mattock, David Knapp, Jennifer Kavanagh, Workforce Downsizing and Restructuring in the Department of Defense: The Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment Versus Involuntary Separation, RAND Corporation (RR-1540-OSD), 2016
Beth J. Asch et al., Cash Incentives and Military Enlistment, Attrition, and Reenlistment, RAND Corporation (MG-324-OSD), 2010
Beth Asch, James Miller, John Warner, "Economics and the All-Volunteer Force," in Better Living Through Economics, John Sigfried (Editor), Boston MA: Harvard University Press, 2009
Beth Asch, James Hosek, John Warner, "New Economics of Defense Manpower in the Post-Cold War Era," in The Handbook of Defense Economics. Volume 2. Chapter 32, Edited by Todd Sandler and Keith Hartley. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2007
Beth Asch, Steven Haider, and Julie Zissimopoulos, "Financial Incentives and Retirement: Evidence from Federal Civil Service Workers," Journal of Public Economics, 2005
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