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Study Report

Study Number: QM-020-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1982

Subject Area: Aging

Bibliographic Citation: Cost of providing transportation and in-home service to the elderly, 1982-1983.  [machine-readable data file] / Institute for Economic and Social Measurements, Inc.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8309

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: With support from the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Aging under grant No. 90-A-1279, this study was undertaken to examine the costs of providing transportation and in-home services to the elderly. The study was divided into two distinct parts, transportation services provided to the elderly and in-home services provided to the elderly. Both parts of the study examined the costs of administrative, professional and clerical staff. Variables include wages paid, number of full vs. part-time staff and fringe benefits, as well as office expenses such as the cost of office machines, equipment, supplies, and furniture. Insurance and taxes paid were also investigated, as were accounting, advertising and legal counsel costs. The transportation services section of the study classified agencies providing the services studied by type: private for profit, private non-profit, public, and other. This portion of the study also determined vehicle descriptions, revenue by source, and hours that service was provided. The in-home services section of the study also classifies agencies providing these services by type: government based public health, government based social services, private non-profit, and private for profit. Several types of services offered were examined, such as nursing care, therapy, personal care, housekeeping, physician visits, nutrition and social service counseling, and companionship. This collection is stored as one physical file containing 120 data records, each data record has a logical record length of 3,600 characters. The transportation services portion includes approximately 180 variables, while the in-home services portion contains approximately 280 variables.

SUBJECT TERMS: aging. domiciliary care. expenditures. insurance. public expenditures. public health. public programs. senior citizens. transportation.

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