|| Gender. The proportion of enlisted
women is slightly greater in the Selected Reserve than in the Active Component (15 versus 14 percent, respectively). However, as Table 5.10 makes clear, there are differences in the proportion of women among the
Reserve Components. The Component with the highest proportion of women is the USAR (24 percent), while the other Army Component, the ARNG, has 10 percent and the USMCR, with the lowest proportion, has 4
percent. Differences in gender composition are the result of the types of units in the Components. For example, the ARNG and USMCR have mainly combat units and the USAR has primarily combat support and
combat service support units.
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|Table 5.10. FY 1998 Selected Reserve Enlisted Members, by Gender and
Component, and Civilian Labor Force 18–49 Years Old (Percent)
||Army National Guard
||Marine Corps Reserve
||Air National Guard
||Air Force Reserve
||18- to 49-Year-
|Also see Appendix Table C-15 (Age by Component and Gender).
Source: Civilian data from Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Population Survey File, September 1998.