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SOCIAL ISSUES

SOCIAL ISSUES IN TODAY'S SOCIETY

SOCIAL ISSUES RELATED TOPICS

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SOCIAL
ISSUES




Social issues are those which affect the human society as a whole.
These issues are pertaining human behavior, including government
policies, religious conflicts, gender inequalities, economic
disparities, etc.



List of Social Issues in Today's Society

Alcoholism

Food and Drug Safety

Tax Reform

Church-State Separation

Global Warming

Birth Control

Abortion

Suicide

Drug Abuse

Capital Punishment

Misuse of social networking

Animal and environment abuse

Homophobia

Poverty

Women's Rights

Religion-based Discrimination

World population

Organ & body donation

Human Rights Violations

Environmental Pollution

Children's Rights

Corporate Downsizing

Defense Spending and Preparedness

Euthanasia & assisted suicide

Eating Disorders

Unemployment

Homelessness

Racial profiling

Welfare

Recycling and Conservation

HIV/AIDS

Civil Rights

Genetic Engineering

Consumer Debt and Bankruptcy

Obesity

Terrorism

Judicial Reform

Censorship

Violence

Academic Freedom

Gun Control

Gender issues

Environmental issues

Single Parenting

Child Labor

Immigration

Tobacco

Nuclear Proliferation

Ageism

Stress

Cancer

Prostitution

Gay Marriages

Education

Health Care Reform

Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Affirmative Action



Revelations about Social Issues in Today's Society


Health Issues

Health issues, which arise due to the increase in number of people
detected with life-threatening diseases like cancer and AIDS every
year. This social issue can be handled only if another issue i.e.
health care reform, is dealt with appropriately.



Teen Issues

There are plethora of teen issues which society is facing today, right
from increase in alcohol abuse, to eating disorders, to high stress
levels amongst teens. According to the "Mothers Against Drunk Driving
website", around eight teens die every day due to drunk driving in
America. Violence faced by teens is startlingly high too, with as many
as one in every two rape victims being under the age of eighteen
(statistics courtesy Department of Justice).



Gender Issues

Women's issues, such as equality of rights, privileges, and pay-packages
similar to those of men, are some of the gender-specific social issues
which are faced by American women. According to department of labor, USA,
46.8 percent of the total U.S. labor force consisted of women and it is
projected that by the year 2018, 46.9 percent of the labor force will be
women.



Economic Issues

In the current economic recession, according to the United States Department
of Labor, the unemployment rate has gone up to 9.60 percent, as of September
2010. On an average, the unemployment in America has remained 5.70% from 1948
to 2010. Thus, there has been a considerable increase in unemployment in
recent months, making it one of the burning social issues today.

These were some of the major social issues present in today's society. Efforts
need to be made at an individual, national, international, and political level,
to tackle them with conviction.



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SOCIAL ISSUES
IN
TODAY'S SOCIETY




Society social Issues can be defined as problems or matters, which
affect a person, a group of persons or the whole society in general,
either directly or indirectly. Social issues in society thus, have
a very wide scope.



Revelations about Social Issues in Today's Society


Health Issues

As can be seen from the above list, the social issues can affect it
on a number of levels. Also, some of these common issues in society
are inter-related. For example, there are health issues, which arise
due to the increase in number of people detected with life-threatening
diseases like cancer and AIDS every year. This social issue can be
handled only if another issue i.e. health care reform, is dealt with
appropriately.



Teen Issues

There are plethora of teen issues which society is facing today, right
from increase in alcohol abuse to eating disorders to high stress levels
amongst teens. According to the "Mothers Against Drunk Driving website",
around eight teens die every day due to drunken driving in America.
Violence faced by teens is startlingly high too, with as many as one in
every two rape victims being under the age of eighteen (Statistics given
by Department of Justice).



Gender Issues

Women's issues, such as equality of rights, privileges and pay-packages
similar to those of men, breaking the glass ceiling with regards to
their jobs are some of the gender specific social issues which are faced
by American women. According to department of labor, USA, 46.8 percent
of the total U.S. labor force consisted of women and it is projected that
by the year 2018, 46.9 percent of the labor force will be women. Speaking
of gender issues, there is a huge debate going on in America whether
same-sex marriages should be legalized or not. Although, some states such
as Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire,
have legalized gay marriages, there are many states which are still
contemplating this social issue and decision is awaited.



Economic Issues

In the current economic recession, according to the United States Department
of Labor, the unemployment rate has gone up to 9.60 percent, as of September
2010. On an average, the unemployment in America has remained 5.70% from 1948
to 2010. Thus, there has been a considerable increase in unemployment rate in
recent months, making it one of the burning social issues in society.



International Issues

Internationally, the most important issues today are - terrorism and global
warming. Global warming, as everybody knows has resulted in change in weather
and temperatures all over the world. United States itself has felt its fury by
way of the ferocious hurricanes in the past. Islamic terrorism, particularly
handing the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, is another social issue plaguing the
world.

These are some of the major social issues present in today's society. Efforts
need to be made at an individual, national, international and political level,
to tackle them with conviction and in time.



Social Issues in Today's Society
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/social-issues-in-todays-society.html



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SOCIAL ISSUES
RELATED
TOPICS




Social Issues in Education
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/social-issues-in-education.html

Social Issues in the United States
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/social-issues-in-the-united-states.html

Gender Roles in Society
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/gender-roles-in-society.html

Social Injustice
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/social-injustice.html

Social Impact of NIMBYism
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/social-impact-of-nimbyism.html



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POVERTY
&
SOCIAL PROBLEMS




The definition of poverty, according to the United States Census Bureau,
varies by family size. An individual living alone who earns $10,991 yearly
is at the poverty level. A family of four with two children under the age
of 18 is at the poverty level when an income of $21,834 a year. Poverty
means that the poor have less access to education, health care and support
networks for family stability.



Disease

People who are in low-income households are less likely to have health
insurance and access to primary health care that will give early diagnosis
of disease and prevent the spread of diseases. Tuberculosis and AIDS are
some of the health threats to the poor and to societies that do not address
the link between poverty and disease. According to an article by Professor
P.D.O Davis, Director of the Tuberculosis Research Unit, Cardiothoracic
Centre in Liverpool, England, there is a well established connection between
poverty and tuberculosis.



Dropping Out Of School

Children from low-income families are more likely, in reports from the National
Center For Education Statistics, to not complete high school. This is detrimental
financially because it means less earning power and therefore less money that can
be brought into the national economy from people buying goods and services.



Homelessness

Poverty can lead to home transiency and homelessness. According to The National
Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, homelessness results from a lack of
affordable housing, increases in rents, destruction of low-income housing and
cuts in housing programs. Families without reliable shelter cannot easily pursue
further education to gain better employment, and do not have consistent health
care. They also suffer stress and greater rates of mental illness, family breakup
and substance abuse. Dependable and safe housing creates a solid base for families
and societies to develop secure and healthy communities.



Mental Illness

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, mental illness is both a cause
and a result of poverty. People who are mentally ill are challenged in their ability
to find employment, shelter, access to health care and further education. Individuals
who are poor but not dealing with mental illness can develop psychological difficulties
related to coping with their circumstances. Psychological difficulties of individuals
in poverty that are not addressed in the community can lead to societies that
short-change themselves of productive citizens.



Relationship Problems

According to Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education for the Council
on Contemporary Families, divorce is twice as likely for parents who live in poverty.
Families that are split apart have less home stability, fewer prospects for education and
interrupted health care as well as psychological issues relating to stress and dislocation.



Substance Abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse is found at all income levels. However, these problems are more
devastating for the poor who already live on society's margins. The dangers of substance
abuse compound the difficulties of those in poverty. Enforcement of drug and alcohol laws
also places a strain on policing and other services. According to a cost-benefit analysis
from the US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, drug and alcohol
abuse cost America $343 billion a year. Bringing substance abuse education to people and
families in poverty would give obvious cost savings to many communities.



Poverty & Social Problems
http://www.ehow.com/about_6136236_poverty-social-problems.html



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SOCIAL ISSUES
LINKS




5 Real-World Issues That Worry Young Kids
http://www.parents.com/kids/health/issues-that-worry-young-kids/

20+ Non Profit Websites Designed for Social Causes
http://www.bestdesigntuts.com / 20-non-profit-websites-d /

194 FREE Social Issues Worksheets
http://busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-vocabulary/social_issues-worksheets/

Behavior and Social Issues
http://www.behaviorandsocialissues.org/

Children and Families
http://www.naswdc.org/pressroom/features/issue/children.asp

Critical Discussion of Social Issues
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/breaking-barriers-building-bridges-86.html

Critical Social Issues
http://www.fundsforngos.org/tag/critical-social-issues/

Current Issues Lesson plans
http://www.lessoncorner.com/Social_Studies/Current_Issues

Global Issues
http://www.globalissues.org/

Hispanic Institute of Social Issues - HISI.org
http://www.hisi.org/

Journal of social issues
http://www.worldcat.org/title/journal-of-social-issues/oclc/1782412?tab=holdings



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Lesson plans
http://www.weday.com/we-act/classroom-resources-and-lesson-plans/

Modern Social Issues
http://www.lacopts.org/tag/modern-social-issues

Overview of Social Issues Affecting Children
http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/childrens_health_issues/social_issues_affecting_children_and_their_families/overview_of_social_issues_affecting_children.html

PROS AND CONS OF 52 CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
http://www.procon.org/

Social Development Issues in Middle School
http://www.education.com/reference/article/social-development-issues-middle-school/

Social/Family Issues
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/socialfamilyissues.html

Social issues
https://opinionfront.com/social-issues-in-todays-society

Social Issues
http://www.cetconnect.org/topics/social-issues

Social Issues
http://www.focusonthefamily.com/socialissues.aspx

Social Issues
http://www.factcheck.org/tag/social-issues/

Social Issues
http://www.pbs.org/topics/news-politics/social-issues/



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Social Issues at Kids' Turn
http://www.kidsturncentral.com/topics/issues.htm

Social Issues in Electronic Commerce
http://www.irma-international.org / chapter / social-issues-electronic / 29840 /

Social Issues - Lessons
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/issues.html

Social Issues Lesson Plan
http://www.lessonplans.com/seuss-and-silverstein-posing-questions-presenting-points/

Social Issues Lesson Plan
http://www.seattleu.edu/poverty-education/resources/lesson-plans/

Social-issues.org
http://www.social-issues.org/

Social Issues / Research Paper Topics
http://www.jervislibrary.org/YAweb/socialissues.html

Social Issues Teacher Resources
http://www.lessonplanet.com/lesson-plans/social-issues

Social Justice Issues
https://www.pachamama.org/social-justice/social-justice-issues

Social Responsibility & Ethics
https://www.pachamama.org/social-justice/social-responsibility-and-ethics

Social skills
http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=287&id=2905



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Social Skills for Middle School Students
http://www.cccoe.net/social/skillslist.htm

Social Studies
http://kids.usa.gov/teachers/lesson-plans/social-studies/index.shtml

Social Studies Lesson Plans
http://teachers.net/lessonplans/subjects/social_studies/

Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues SPSSI
http://www.spssi.org/

Table of contents for Social issues in America
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0516/2005018778.html

Teaching Critical Thinking for Social Justice: Lesson Plans
http://ccla.org/education-2/resources/lessonplans/

Teen Issues
http://www.helpguide.org/home-pages/teen-issues.htm

The Top 5 Social Justice Issues Facing Social Workers Today
http://www.socialworktoday.com/archive/marapr2007p24.shtml



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