ERIC Number: ED307736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Research on the Economics of Residential Services in Mental Retardation and Related Fields: An Annotated Bibliography.
Bersani, Henry A., Jr.; And Others
This bibliography lists 94 references which: (1) describe fiscal issues in residential services in the mental retardation/developmental disabilities and related fields, or (2) offer a theoretical perspective on doing research in these areas. The bibliography reviews studies which compare the cost of community-based services with the cost of institutional services, and studies which examine costs associated with a particular approach to community services. To describe these primary references, a review form is utilized, which lists specific topic areas and contains check marks indicating topics covered in each study. These topics indicate: whether the item is a cost study, a policy study, or a research methodology; the population studied; settings; location; age range; funding sources; operators; and costs accounted for. A brief textual description of some of the major findings and implications of each study is also included. Two other sections of the bibliography offer references to background information, including policy analyses, economic research, and background data on residential services. For the background materials, a short annotation of several sentences synthesizes each reference. (JDD)
Descriptors: Community Services, Cost Effectiveness, Developmental Disabilities, Economic Factors, Economic Research, Mental Retardation, Program Costs, Public Policy, Residential Programs
Syracuse University, Center on Human Policy, Research and Training Center on Community Integration, 724 Comstock Ave., Syracuse, NY 13244-4230 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Center on Human Policy.