Is the pay responsiveness of enlisted personnel decreasing?
Author InfoMICHAEL HANSEN JENNIE WENGER Abstract An examination of past analyses suggests that today’s sailors may be less responsive to compensation changes than previous generations. Such a change could make recruiting and retaining high-quality sailors more difficult. However, variation in researchers’ decisions over time may simply have created the appearance of such a change. Our results suggest there is little variation in the pay elasticity over time. In contrast, the different reduced-form models we use to measure this relationship can explain most of the variation in the literature. Therefore, the evidence suggests that while sailors may have changed over time, their response to compensation has not. Download InfoTo download: If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. Information about this may be contained in the File-Format links below. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files a