1st Edition

Social Assessment Manual

By Judith Fitzsimmons, Edward Sampson Copyright 1978
    by Routledge

    306 Pages
    by Routledge

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    A Social Well-Being Account is the product of an assessment of the comparative beneficial and adverse social effects likely to occur as a result of implementing—or not implementing—a particular development plan. This volume establishes procedures for conducting research and analyzing data in order to make this assessment for water development plans

    Preface -- Orientation to the Social Assessment -- Introduction, Purpose of This Book, and Organizing Assumptions -- The Social Well-Being Account Within the Multiple Objectives Planning Context -- The Foundation of the Social Well-Being Account -- Theoretical and Methodological Basis for a Social Well-Being Account -- The Structure and Organization of the Social Well-Being Account -- Instructions for the Preparation of the Social Assessment -- Organizing the Preparation of the Social Assessment -- Basic Water Development Context and the Various Plans -- The General History, Social Profile, and Community Characteristics of the Planning Area -- The Social Impacts and Effects of the Alternative Plans -- Summary of Social Benefits and Adverse Effects Across Plans -- The Recommendation of a Plan with Optimal Balance of Beneficial and Adverse Effects -- Tables to be Used in Preparing the Social Well-Being Account


    Stephen J. Fitzsimmons vice-president for social research development with Abt Associates Inc., has done extensive research in the areas of community theory and social research, delivery of human services, and water resources development. Lorrie I. Stuart has worked as an analyst on numerous Abt projects, among them a social impact assessment of the Tulatin Dam Project in Oregon. Peter C. Wolff is a project director with Abt Associates. His research includes a number of social impact analyses for the Bureau of Reclamation and the Department of Transportation.