ERIC Number: ED064473
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Economic Impact of an Expanded Program of Vocational Rehabilitation. Wisconsin Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation.
Wright, George N.; Reagles, Kenneth W.
Benefit-cost analysis was used in this study to compare the relative value of rehabilitation for the culturally disadvantaged to that of the medically disabled. The Wood County Project, which was designed to demonstrate the potential benefits of extending services to all handicapped persons, was evaluated in terms of the impact on clients, the agency, and the community. The study demonstrated the feasibility of applying benefit-cost analysis to an operating rehabilitation agency. The results indicate that it would be economically advantageous to the nation to expand vocational rehabilitation services vertically, to cover all presently eligible handicapped persons who are not receiving services due to inadequate funding, and horizontally, to include the culturally disadvantaged. A related document is available as VT 015 460 in this issue. (BH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Counselor Role, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Program Effectiveness, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin, RRRI - 3rd Floor, 415 West Gilman Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 (Free)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Regional Rehabilitation Research Inst.
Identifiers: Wisconsin; Wood County Project