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Cost of Providing Transportation and In-home Services to the Elderly, 1982-1983 (ICPSR 8309)

Principal Investigator(s): Institute for Economic and Social Measurements, Inc.


This data collection contains the results of a survey conducted to examine the costs of providing (1) transportation and (2) in-home services to the elderly in the United States in 1982-1983. Both parts of the study examined the costs of administrative, professional, and clerical staff, including wages paid, number of full- and part-time staff, and fringe benefits, and 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, e.g., 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 examined several types of services offered, e.g., nursing care, therapy, personal care, housekeeping, physician visits, nutrition and social service counseling, and companionship. This section also classified agencies providing services by type, e.g., government-based public health, government-based social services, private non-profit, and private for-profit.

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Study Description


Institute for Economic and Social Measurements, Inc. Cost of Providing Transportation and In-home Services to the Elderly, 1982-1983. ICPSR08309-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08309.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08309.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration on Aging (90-A-1279)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    administrative costs, aging, expenditures, health care costs, home care, home care agencies, home health care, insurance, older adults, patient care, public health, supportive services, transportation

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1982--1983

Date of Collection:   

  • 1982--1983

Universe:    Transportation service agencies and in-home care service agencies in the United States in 1982-1983.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Both the transportation services and the in-home services portions of the study are contained in one file. Transportation services are sequenced first and are denoted by a 1 in the fifth column of each record. They contain approximately 180 variables and there are 54 records per case. In-home services are denoted by a 2 in the fifth column of each record. They contain approximately 280 variables and have 38 records per case. There are 120 cases total.



Original ICPSR Release:   1985-01-11


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