RQ1. How do SVRAs vary in their employment-related outcomes for youth seeking services? Differences across SVRAs would be consistent with observations that agencies vary widely across other types of characteristics.
RQ2. How will employment-related outcomes differ by youths' individual-level characteristics (such as age at application and sex)? Other studies have found differences in service use and exiting with employment (such as by gender, race, disability status, and Social Security Administration (SSA) benefit status), and we expect the same to be true of employment-related outcomes for youth.
RQ3. How will employment-related outcomes vary by access to and receipt of VR services? Service factors that may be positively related to the employed-related outcomes for youth include the receipt of VR services, length of time to writing the Individual Plan for Employment (IPE), and the types of services provided.
RQ4. How do employment-related outcomes change with agency-level characteristics? We expect that agencies that are in order of selection or that have declines in total annual expenditures will have negative outcomes for their youth applicants.