A-Z Popular Blog Social Structures Search »
Social Structures
 Advertisements

55 Examples of Social Institutions

 , updated on
Social institutions are durable and significant features of a society or culture. These include organizations, systems, structures, roles, norms and traditions that provide stability and continuity to a society, community or other durable social group. The following are illustrative examples of social institutions.
Arts
Banks
Businesses
Central Banks
Cities & Towns
Clubs
Community Service Organizations
Constitutions
Courts
Economic Systems
Education Systems
Families
Festivals
Film Studios
Financial Systems
Fire Departments
Freedoms
Government Departments
Governments
Healthcare Systems
Holidays
Hospitals
Insurance Companies
Justice Systems
Languages
Laws & Regulations
Legal Systems
Legislative Bodies
Markets
Marriage
Media Organizations
Military Organizations
Monarchies
Museums
Newspapers
Nonprofits
Pastimes
Performing Arts
Police Departments
Political Parties
Political Systems
Postal Systems
Prisons
Publishing Companies
Religions
Research Institutes
Rights
Schools
Social Welfare Institutions
Space Agencies
Sports Leagues
Sports Teams
Traditions
Transportation Systems
Universities
In order to be considered an institution, a social structure or entity must be sustained for many decades. Around 50 years is a reasonable criteria. For example, a restaurant in a small town that has been opened for 50 years might be viewed as a local institution such that it is a common reference and shared experience amongst locals.
Institutions include intangible cultural heritage such as a language or national pastime.
Overview: Social Institutions
Type
Definition
Enduring features of social life.
Related Concepts

Social Structures

This is the complete list of articles we have written about social structures.
Family
Industrial Complex
Industries
Institutions
Markets
Media Industry
Music Industry
Norms
Primary Group
Professions
Public Services
Secondary Group
Social Concepts
Social Conflict
Social Groups
Social Institutions
Social Roles
Social Structures
Social Systems
Social Unit
Society
Sociology
Subculture
Super Culture
Traditions
Try our search:


If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.
 

Social Structures

The definition of social structure with examples.

Institutions

The definition of institution with examples.

Society Opposite

A list of antonyms of society.

Social Systems

An overview of social systems with examples.

Industrial Complex

An overview of industrial complex with examples.

Family

An overview of family with examples.

Households

The definition of household with examples.

Social Groups

The definition of social group with examples.

Social Forces

A list of social forces.

Society

The definition of society with examples.

Power Imbalance

An overview of power imbalance with examples.

Status

An overview of status with examples.

Human Beings

An overview of human beings and their common characteristics.

Social Justice

An overview of social justice with examples.

Social Rights

A list of social rights.

Social Goods

The definition of social good with examples.
The most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day.

New Articles

Recent posts or updates on Simplicable.
Site Map