Characteristics of Selected Reserve Accessions
Marital Status

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Approximately 10 percent of FY 1999 Selected Reserve NPS enlisted accessions were married (Table 5.5). The marriage rates of prior service recruits look markedly different, with 42 percent married. The FY 1999 prior service cohort, predominantly those leaving active duty enlisted service who chose to affiliate with the Reserves, were less likely to be married than active duty enlisted members (52 percent). Also, prior service Reserve recruits were less likely to be married than their civilian counterparts, 20- to 39-year-old civilians in the labor force (51 percent). Among FY 1999 prior service Reserve accessions, a somewhat larger proportion of males were married than females, consistent with the trend in the 20- to 39-year-old civilian population. There were practically no marital status differences by gender for FY 1999 NPs Reserve accessions.

Table 5.5. FY 1999 Married Selected Reserve Non-Prior Service and Prior Service Enlisted Accessions and Active Component Non-Prior Service Enlisted Accessions and Enlisted Members, by Gender, and Civilians (Percent)

Gender

Non-Prior Service Reserve Accessions

Civilians, 1735 Years Old

Prior Service Reserve Accessions

Civilian Labor Force, 2039 Years Old

Non-Prior Service Active Component Accessions

Active Component Enlisted Members

Male

10.1

35.0

43.0

50.8

8.6

53.0

Female

11.1

41.7

35.9

49.9

11.9

42.6

Total

10.3

38.4

41.8

50.4

9.2

51.5

Also see Appendix Tables B-2 (NPs Active Component Enlisted Accession by Age, Marital Status and Gender), B-23 (Active Component Enlisted Members by Age, Service, and Gender), C-2 (NPs Age by Marital Status and Gender), and C-10 (Prior Service Age by Marital Status and Gender.
Source: Civilian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey File, October 1998 September 1999.


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