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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


This article is a proposal for an adaptation of Leontief input-output analysis in economics to uses in community-level social planning. It was made in the later years of the Great Society period, when a relatively large number of federal social grant programs in aging, children's services, disability services, housing, and other health and human service fields mandated social planning and a national system of multi-jurisdictional social planning agencies was emerging.


This article was prepared under the supervision of Dr. Robert Morris, Professor of Social Planning at the Heller School, Brandeis University. Social planning at the time was an emerging amalgam of traditional voluntary community social welfare planning and housing development in urban planning. It was part of a larger effort by Professor Morris and his doctoral students to identify various methodologies usable in social planning. The model outlined and the discussion of data shortcomings anticipate the development a decade later of the nonprofit sector, the National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) and federal data on nonprofit organizations.



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