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96 Examples of Social Problems

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Social problems are matters or situations that reduce quality of life in a society. These are problems that are specific to a place such as a nation, city or neighborhood. Social problems can relate to governments, social behavior, social structure, environmental and economic problems. The following are illustrative examples.
Ableism
Access to Clean Water
Access to Education
Access to Healthcare
Addiction
Ageism
Air Pollution
Animal Welfare
Anti-competitive Practices
Bullying
Child Neglect & Abuse
Civil Rights
Consumer Debt
Corporate Accountability
Corporate Influence
Corporate Welfare
Cost of Education
Cost of Healthcare
Cost of Living
Crime
Cronyism
Declining Happiness / Life Satisfaction
Declining Standard of Living
Deflation
Depressions
Disability Barriers
Disasters & Emergencies
Discrimination
Disease
Economic Injustice
Environmental Injustice
Family Instability
Family Violence
Food Security
Fraud
Freedom of Movement
Freedom of Speech
Gambling
Government & Corporate Surveillance
Government Accountability
Government Excesses
Government Transparency
Gun Violence
High Incarceration Rates
High Inflation
Homelessness
Illiteracy
Immigrants' Rights
Incivility
Information Security
Institutional / Structural Racism
Lack of Infrastructure
Lack of Social Safety Net
Land Degradation / Pollution
Low Wages
Mental Health
Misinformation
Monopolies
National Debt
Negative Aspects of Social Media
Negative Aspects of Technological Change
Neighborhood Disputes / Incivility
Obesity
Police Accountability
Political Corruption
Political Instability
Political Polarization
Poor Working Conditions
Poverty
Predatory Lending
Public Safety
Quality of Education
Quality of Public Services
Racism
Recessions
Refugees
Rights & Freedoms
Rights of Children
Sexism
Social Instability
Social Isolation
Student Debt
Substance Abuse
Tax Burden
Terrorism
Unemployment
Unhealthy Diets
Unhealthy Products & Services
Unsafe Products & Services
Vigilantism
War & Conflict
Water Pollution
Water Security
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Workplace Health & Safety
Youth Unemployment & Lack of Opportunity

Economic Problems

Economic problems and their impact on communities in areas such as poverty, debt, cost of living and unemployment.

Social Problems

Problems that directly impact quality of life such as poverty, health, education and housing issues.

Social Justice

Social injustices such as discrimination or unfair exclusion.

Environmental Justice

The impact of environmental damage on communities.

Political Problems

Problems related to political systems, processes and governments.

Social Issues vs Social Problems

Social issues include positive opportunities such as economic growth or education whereas social problems are completely negative. Due to its greater scope, social issues is a more common term.

Summary

Social problems include any problems or risks that reduce the quality of life of communities. This includes injustices such as discrimination, problems related to poverty and the impact of environmental degradation on communities.
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