RECRUITMENT AND AVAILABILITY OF MILITIA MEMBERS

Authors
  1. Truscott, S.
  2. Cheng, R.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Social and Economic Analysis;Hickling Corp, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report examines the recruitment and availability of Militia members - including demographic and service profiles, sources of militia information, motivation for joining, and availability for training and mobilization. The analyses are based on a 1990 survey of 7,889 members. Results are compared to similar data collected in 1986. Militia members are still most likely to be young, male, and full-time students. For most members, word-of-mouth is how they initially learned about the Militia. The joined the Militia primarily because of their military interest, and for pragmatic or patriotic reasons. Many members have difficulty atending courses and Militia activities. Most employers favour or do not mind the Militia involvement of employees, but the majority do not provide paid or unpaid leave for Militia activities. Members who are employed full-time typically have to use annual leave to attend some Militia activities.
Keywords
Military service;Demographic profiles
Report Number
ORA-PR-660 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 1993
Number of Pages
148
DSTKIM No
94-00452
CANDIS No
137674
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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