Applications of the VR-ROI Project: ROI Estimates for Virginia and Maryland
The Journal of Rehabilitation Administration, 40(1), 57-72, 2019
38 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2020 Last revised: 7 Mar 2020
Date Written: September 1, 2019
This paper briefly describes and then implements the VR-ROI (Vocational Rehabilitation Return on Investment) Project’s model for applicants in state fiscal year 2007 to Virginia's Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (VA DARS) and to Maryland's Division of Rehabilitation Services (MD DORS). We present results that account for differences across disability, agency, VR service type and source, applicant characteristics, and county as well as national economic conditions. This approach provides a rich set of estimates that display considerable heterogeneity within each agency across three disability types (mental illness, physical impairment, and cognitive impairment) and seven service categories (diagnosis & evaluation, training, education, restoration, maintenance, job placement, job supports) within each disability type.
Keywords: Return on investment estimates, vocational rehabilitation (VR), mental illness, physical impairment, cognitive impairment, multiple service types, multiple service sources
JEL Classification: H51, J24
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