Faculty Advisor

Radzicki, Michael J

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Major

System Dynamics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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