ERIC Number: ED309589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Supported Employment in Illinois: Benefits versus Costs. Volume 5.
Tines, Jeffrey; And Others
Three papers are presented on the benefits and costs of providing supported employment programs in Illinois for persons with disabilities. An introductory section, by Ronald W. Conley, explains the need for and use of cost-benefit analysis, the population in need of supported employment, and some methodological considerations. The three papers are: (1) "Benefit-Cost Analysis of Supported Employment in Illinois: A Statewide Evaluation" (Jeffrey Tines et al.), an assessment of program cost effectiveness during the first year of operation of a statewide program; (2) "Comment on Benefit-Cost Analysis of Supported Employment Programs" (Ronald W. Conley), a reflection on the validity of the quantitative analysis of first-year costs and benefits; and (3) "Longitudinal Benefit-Cost Analysis of Supported Employment Programs" (Jeffrey Tines et al.), which introduces a longitudinal approach to evaluating the Illinois program. Appended materials include: (1) supported employment program evaluation forms, with instructions, for gathering information on worker characteristics, worker finances, worker training and follow-up, worker employment, job development (project data), and cost effectiveness (project data); and raw monthly data for each of 394 workers in the program during its first year. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.; Illinois State Dept. of Rehabilitation Services, Springfield.; Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Champaign. Secondary Transition Intervention Effectiveness Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois