by Mark Adamshick
“Is there a correlation between race and an individual’s proclivity to enlist in the military? Clearly, the 25th Annual DoD report verifies the imbalance. Despite the data, is it just a matter of race? Is there a relationship between a person’s willingness to join the military and other measures of social burden or disadvantage? Finding the underlying cause of this imbalance continually challenges military recruiters and personnel policy planners. Many socio-economic explanations have been offered that attempt to explain these imbalances (e.g. personal income, parent’s income, educational attainment, urban distribution, etc.). Are there other factors that might explain these distinctions?”
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