Is Supported Employment Cost-Effective in Minnesota?

Darrell R. Lewis, David R. Johnson, Robert H. Bruininks, Lincoln A. Kallsen, R. Phillip Guillery

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Abstract

This paper reports on the application of a benefit-cost accounting framework to evaluate the economic outcomes of supported employment in Minnesota. Data were collected on the costs and economic outcomes of 1,892 individuals being served in 11 supported-employment agencies offering programs in habilitation training, on-site employment, and community-based group and individual supported employment. From these data net benefits and benefit-cost ratios were estimated to explain possible efficiency effects resulting from the programs. The results reported in this study generally support the policy assertion that supported-employment programs yield financial benefits for society and taxpayers, as well as individuals with disabilities. © 1992, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-92
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Disability Policy Studies
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

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