Spatial Decompositions and Modeling to Level Access to Social Programs
Author(s): John Radke, Lan Mu
Fairness of the distribution of social services is usually dictated by location. To help these programs adjust and better accommodate underserved regions, a method is proposed that delineates the service area of social service providers and produces a probability metric that maps the equity of the program of services for each household. We begin with a computationally trivial method for delineating service areas, map the probability of households being served, and propose an adjustment process to level access to services. Such methods can serve to better locate service providers and ensure equity when implementing social programs.
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