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This research brief describes work documented in Reenlistment Bonuses and Retention Behavior (R-3199-MIL).

This research brief describes RAND's analysis of the effects of reenlistment bonuses on retention rates in the U.S. armed forces. RAND studied continuation rate data from the Defense Manpower Data Center for mid-FY1976 through FY1981.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation research brief series. RAND research briefs present policy-oriented summaries of individual published, peer-reviewed documents or of a body of published work.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.