ERIC Number: ED235319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Resource Allocation Modelling in Vocational Rehabilitation: A Prototype Developed with the Michigan and Rhode Island VR Agencies.
Leff, H. Stephen; Turner, Ralph R.
This report focuses on the use of linear programming models to address the issues of how vocational rehabilitation (VR) resources should be allocated in order to maximize program efficiency within given resource constraints. A general introduction to linear programming models is first presented that describes the major types of models available, their primary function, and how to evaluate them. The steps in the process of model building are then outlined. Following a general introduction to the vocational rehabilitation system, specific steps in the development of Rehabilitation Allocation Model (RAM-1), a prototypical linear programming model, are presented. Eight charts, including five flow charts, are provided. Appendix A lists five selected references on modeling and its application to human services. Appendix B contains a mathematical formulation of a linear programming model for multiperiod resource planning in a community support system. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Planning Associates, CA.; Abt Associates, Inc., Cambridge, MA.