Radzicki, Michael J
This project built on a previous System Dynamics model of Sterling, MA. Relationships were examined between the town's budgeting priorities and quality of life, population and demographics. The town population was considered by demographic group based on resources used, tax income and quality of life priorities. Counter intuitive behavior was found whereby increasing the budget priority of schools resulted in long term lower school quality. The resulting recommendation is that town planners consider the interactions between departments when making decisions.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Social Science and Policy Studies