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An Analysis of the Efficiency of Social Assistance in Local Governments

The Social Welfare expenses of Taiwan local governments are not increasing to follow the social structure in the last few years. According to the increased social issues caused by poverty, people have the position to suspect that our government have not provided organized cares to help those people who suffer from poverty. This study focuses on analyzing the performance of social assistance in local governments and provides possible improvements.
This study uses the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method, 5 input and 4 output data analysis, to evaluate the performances of social work in 23 local governments in Taiwan from 2004 to 2006. This evaluation includes CCR, BCC, scale efficiencies, scale-return, slack analysis, and delicacy analysis. From 2004 to 2006, the best management performance of social work is Tainan city and the second best is Kaohsiung city. The third best is Taipei city. The worst management performance of Social assistance is Tainan county and then Miaoli county. The third worst is Taoyuan county.
Date27 August 2007
CreatorsYang, Hung-Chi
ContributorsChun-Chieh Wang, Chyi-Lu Jang, Yi-Ren Dzeng
Source SetsNSYSU Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Archive
Detected LanguageEnglish
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