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Analysis of cost and quality indicators of day activity service programmes in Sweden
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business.
Örebro University, School of Health Sciences. (The Swedish Institute for Disability Research)
Örebro University, Örebro University School of Business. (Nationalekonomi)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1172-1076
2017 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, ISSN 1501-7419, E-ISSN 1745-3011, Vol. 19, no 4, 347-361 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Several countries provide day activity programmes for people with intellectual disabilities. Little is known about the quality of these programmes or about their effectiveness in providing vocational training. In this study, we analysed the distribution across Swedish municipalities of the cost per user and how this is related to five structure quality and one outcome quality variables. We observed that the expenditure per attendee varies considerably between different municipalities. Statistical analysis was used to study to what extent expenditure per user correlates with supply-side factors, (political) demand-side factors and quality indicators. This indicated that the variation of expenditure is not explained by supply-side factors only. The local tax base and other local economic and/or political circumstances are statistically significant covariates, in spite of the entitlement legislation that gives eligible persons right to services of equal quality independent of such location-specific factors. We also found that municipalities that conduct regular user surveys find reasons to, on average, spend more per user. Finally, we found that the probability for transitions to employment at a regular workplace is higher in municipalities where as an annual routine, a review is made of whether each participant can be offered an internship or work.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 19, no 4, 347-361 p.
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Day-activity programmes, intellectual disabilities, autism, regional differences, cost per user, structure, quality, transition to work
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Economics
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-54177DOI: 10.1080/15017419.2016.1264466Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85006166599OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-54177DiVA: diva2:1058864
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The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P2011-0186:1
Available from: 2016-12-21 Created: 2016-12-21 Last updated: 2017-10-06Bibliographically approved

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