ERIC Number: ED049481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Vocational Status of Michigan Rehabilitants of Fiscal Year 1969 Two Years After Closure. The Results of a Follow-Up Study and Benefit/Cost Analysis.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
This report describes the post-closure vocational status of a random sample of five separate Minnesota Division of Vocational Rehabilitation program groups: (1) physically disabled; (2) mentally ill; (3) mentally retarded; (4) public assistance recipients; and (5) workmen's compensation recipients. The study, based on benefit/cost theory, demonstrates the continuing economic benefits which result from the investment of state and federal funds in the rehabilitation of the disabled. Conclusions indicate that: (1) at the time of followup, 75% of the rehabilitants studied were productively engaged in competitive or sheltered employment or as homemakers; (2) 60% of the rehabilitants formerly on Public Assistance were removed from the welfare rolls; and (3) economic benefits in terms of increased earnings and reduced welfare payments equalled the cost of all rehabilitation services within a period of less than one year. The report concludes that rehabilitation programs are a profitable and worthy investment. (TL)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Development, Disabilities, Evaluation Methods, Followup Studies, Mental Retardation, Physical Disabilities, Sheltered Workshops, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Followup, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Training Centers, Welfare Recipients, Workers Compensation
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.