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Back Women in the Navy: What is the Correct Staffing Level to Maximize Retention?

Fiscal Year 2015
Division Research & Sponsored Programs
Department Naval Research Program
Investigator(s) Shatnawi, Dina
Sponsor NPS Naval Research Program (Navy)
Summary To better understand the relationship between female representation and female retention in the Navy, the following questions will be addressed:
- Does the relative proportion of females in a given occupation affect long-term retention of enlisted females in the Navy?
- Is there a staffing level at which point a "critical mass" is achieved that positively impacts female retention?
- What occupations are more likely to retain women? How can the Navy increase retention of women in other occupations?
- Does this critical mass need to be present in a specific occupation as a whole or does it need to also be present at lower commands to achieve the same effect?
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