The Population Study as a Tool in the Community Planning Process

By Albert M. Stein

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Fall 1957

This piece discusses the merits and uses of a Jewish population study in order to better help Jewish community planning. The author begins by outlining two major worries of the study: the possibility that the incorrect educated estimates could lead to serious errors in planning; and the possibility that the study would be useless unless the facts attained could be used to answer specific questions that could be directed into practical planning solutions. The author also outlines specific segments of the population that could benefit from a population study, including women's groups and Jewish schools. The piece concludes by asserting that a meaningful study can be carried out and the success of the study is dependent on how planning is implemented afterwards.

Topic: Methodology, Social Planning, Demography, Study, Population Estimate

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 34/No. 1

Page Number(s): 78-83

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Stein, Albert M. The Population Study as a Tool in the Community Planning Process. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Fall 1957: 78-83.


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