A Supply and Demand Perspective on the Workforce Crisis in Intellectual Disability
Keywords:workforce crisis, supply and demand
The contemporary Direct Support Professional workforce crisis in the intellectual disability industry was examined from a supply and demand perspective. It was suggested that because provider agencies have little control over the prices they receive for the services they provide, they are unable to create an equilibrium between the demand for and supply of Direct Support Professionals. Fixed governmental prices were suggested as a root cause of the crisis.
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