ERIC Number: ED290311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep-19
Reference Count: N/A
Public Expenditures for Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities in the United States: State Profiles. 2nd Edition: FY 1977-86. Public Policy Monograph Series, Number 29.
Braddock, David; And Others
The monograph summarizes Fiscal Years 1977-86 spending in the states for services to individuals with mental retardation (MR) and related developmental disabilities (DD). Part One consists of three chapters summarizing budgeting characteristics of the states and organizational characteristics of the MR/DD programs. Part Two presents a series of national charts and tabular displays showing aggregated data for the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of revenue sources, summaries of institutional services data, and state rankings of fiscal effort. Part Three contains 50 individual state profiles. For each state there are detailed technical notes documenting sources of data, a five-page chart sequence, and MR/DD revenues and expenditures in a spreadsheet format. Part Four presents federal income maintenance data. Among national conclusions are: the institutional census continues a steady decline; costs of care per diem in institutional settings increased 51.7% over the decade; spending for community programs grew at an average annual rate of 19.3%; public resources, however, remained heavily concentrated in large congregate care facilities with more than 15 beds; total nationwide MR/DD spending (as a percentage of aggregate U.S. personal income) was flat during 1983-86 and grew only 1.9% annually during 1977-83. (DB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Developmental Disabilities, Federal Aid, Financial Policy, Mental Retardation, Residential Institutions, State Programs, Trend Analysis
Evaluation and Public Policy Program, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL 60608 ($30.00, 20% discount for 5 or more copies).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago. Inst. for the Study of Developmental Disabilities.
Note: For 1st Edition see, ED 262 541.