ERIC Number: ED054039
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Toward a Social Report.
Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
This report, prepared at the request of President Johnson, represents an attempt by social scientists to look at several important aspects of the quality of American Life, and digest what is known about progress toward generally accepted social goals. It is not in itself a social report, but a step toward the development of a social report and a comprehensive set of social indicators. These could not only satisfy curiosity about how we are doing, they could also improve public policy making by: 1) providing more visability to social problems and, 2) making possible better evaluation of public programs. The report deals with such areas as: health and illness; social mobility; the condition of the physical environment; including pollution and housing; income and poverty; public order and safety; learning, science, and art; and participation and alienation. An appendix discusses how we can do better social reporting in the future by pointing out how current statistics are deficient for this purpose, and indicating the specific ways in which social indicators can be used to determine public policy. (Author/JLB)
Descriptors: Alienation, Art, Crime, Education, Government Publications, Health Conditions, Housing, Income, Measurement Techniques, Pollution, Poverty, Public Policy, Quality of Life, Reports, Scientific Enterprise, Social Change, Social Characteristics, Social Indicators, Social Mobility, Social Problems, Social Sciences
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($.55)
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Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.