Both male and female sailors find it difficult to balance a Navy career with a personal life, according to a biennial survey of Navy personnel. Forty-five percent of unmarried men and 52 percent of unmarried women report being in the Navy has reduced the likelihood they will get married, citing long work days and frequent deployments. Forty-one percent of men without children and 49 percent of women without children said being in the Navy has reduced the likelihood they will have or adopt children, according to a summary of the survey’s results. Respondents said that policies intended to improve work-life balance need to be directed to all sailors.
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