An Exploration of the Costs of Services Funded by Vocational Rehabilitation

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This study examined cost of services provided by VR for fiscal years 2002 through 2006 for all consumers served within the entire United States (i.e., 3,182,126 individuals). Specifically, this study sought to determine the average cost of services that VR provides to its consumers, the cost-trends of VR's services (e.g., whether the costs of services are increasing or decreasing over time), and whether certain demographic variables (e.g., disability, severity of disability, level of education) influence the costs of services that consumers receive. Findings here indicate that costs of VR's services decreased over time when placed within the context of wages earned by the consumer. In addition, costs of services changed substantially by disability, but not by the presence of a secondary disability.

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