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By Richard J. Buddin

Army kin housing is a significant-and expensive-benefit, costing the dept of protection (DoD) approximately $10 billion each year. simply because such a lot housing experiences have occupied with the price of on-base housing as opposed to the price of supplying allowances for rented or owned off-base housing, the authors investigated the personal tastes of army households for varieties of housing and the criteria that effect their offerings. carrier individuals document that the industrial merits of on-base housing are the main significant component by way of some distance in housing choice, perceiving an unlimited distinction in worth among army housing and off-base housing allowances. All different components, equivalent to a supportive experience of army neighborhood, lag a ways in the back of economic climate in influencing selection. final the distance in fiscal disparity among on- and off-base housing, and adorning courses that reduction carrier participants in deciding to buy off-base lodgings, would offer the best profit to companies and participants.

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All the other perceived benefits to military housing run a distant second to the economic one. , acculturation of junior personnel, support for families whose military member is deployed or simply gone a lot, fostering military valuesas critical. Having military neighbors was the least frequently cited reason for living on-base. Furthermore, members believe that their families are as well supported off-base as they are on-base. In other words, without the economic benefit, most military members see no compelling reason to live on-base.

3. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 1. 1. 2. Estimates from the Hedonic Rent Equation Adjusted for Selectivity 161 Page xv Summary Background and Approach Military family housing is a significant benefit provided to military members. It is also expensive, costing the Department of Defense (DoD) nearly $10 billion annually. A number of studies have been done on military housing, but most have focused on the relative costs of that housing compared with allowances provided to military members who rent or own homes off-base.

Furthermore, members believe that their families are as well supported off-base as they are on-base. In other words, without the economic benefit, most military members see no compelling reason to live on-base. In contrast, many members believe that military housing contributes to the well-being of families in general and the military community. The reported cost of housing military families on-base is high, and this cost far outstrips the allowance that members are offered for living off-base.

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