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social problems

aspects of social life seen to warrant concern and intervention, e.g. CRIME, domestic violence, child abuse, POVERTY, drug abuse. The identification of a 'social problem’ is the outcome of social processes including a moral evaluation of people's behaviour. In analysing social problems it is important to identify the group of people for whom the behaviour is a ‘problem’. For example, some authors have suggested that social policies dealing with poverty have been implemented to support the interests of landowners and owners of capital rather than to eliminate poverty out of humanitarian concern for the poor. The identification of a social problem suggests that there ‘ought to be’ some form of social intervention through SOCIAL POLICIES, new laws and new forms of social and COMMUNITY WORK, and some authors have suggested that there is a relationship between the 'social construction’ of social problems, social policy and SOCIAL CONTROL. see also HIERARCHY OF CREDIBILITY.
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"Social problems," Wingrave remarked, "do not trouble her."
One might point out how the Renaissance was great, because it sought to solve no social problem, and busied itself not about such things, but suffered the individual to develop freely, beautifully, and naturally, and so had great and individual artists, and great and individual men.
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It was considered an innovative concept at the time because people thought it was the duty of the government or NGOs (non-governmental organizations) to solve social problems. We wanted to show that this could also be the responsibility of corporations.
Japan Association of New Public shall create action teams of NPOs and social enterprises (hereinafter referred to as social businesses), reform the system to solve social problems, collaborate with various sectors, and strengthen the management capabilities of the social sector.
The ability to solve social problems is a skill fundamental to adaptive human functioning.
Investigating Social Problems, 2nd Edition (Interactive eBook included)
The Project Director, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Planning Development and Reform Nisar Ahmed addressing the participants said that the program has been started aimed at enhancing the people's business acumen for solving their social problems, encourage entrepreneurship in the country and provide the citizens the support and guidance that is needed to develop the skill set of the entrepreneurs.
In Pakistan, many NGOs have come up in the past few years working on reducing poverty, improve healthcare and education by working together to combat social problems as the social impact is much less when working as individuals.
The film conveys social problems in the Kurdish community.
Social problems are societal induced conditions that harm any segment of the population.

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