Social problems

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The following are learning resources related to social problems. Attempting to work towards solving problems in living can be a to try and reduce the undesirable impact of social problems.

What are social problems?[edit | edit source]

Social problems are the general factors that affect and damage society. Also known as social issues sometimes. A social problem is normally a term used to describe problems with a particular area or group of people in the world. Social problems often involve problems that affect the real world. It also affects how people react to certain situations. Examples can include:

  • Malnutrition
  • Discrimination
    • Racial discrimination
    • Ageism
    • Sexism
    • Ableism
  • The shortage of schools
  • Political corruption
  • Unemployment/underemployment
  • Unplanned/early pregnancy
  • Economic deprivation
    • Economic injustices
  • Female genital mutilation
  • War
  • Unhappiness/misery/lack of meaning
    • Stress (distress, not eustress)
    • Lack of social skills (which some may not feel is a problem)
  • Family conflict/family disharmony

Discussion questions and essay ideas[edit | edit source]

  • What are some of the most prevalent social problems that exist?
  • What are some examples of "problems in living", and how does these relate to social problems?
  • How can people work together to remedy social problems?
  • Is lack of education a social problem? How can embracing a voluntary education be encouraged?
  • How can open source content on wikis help to develop solutions to social problems?
  • What are the most efficient ways to help eliminate poverty on Earth?
  • Is paying drug abusers to be sober a sustainable and effective tactic?

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