9780073528281

Social Problems and the Quality of Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9780073528281

  • ISBN10:

    0073528285

  • Edition: 12th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/8/2010
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Summary

Social Problems and the Quality of Lifefocuses on the ways in which social problems affect the quality of life. It begins by defining social problems and discussing the tools needed to understand and respond to problems. It then moves on to an examination of specific problems in terms of: the nature and extent of the problem; how the problem affects people's quality of life; the structural and social psychological factors that cause and tend to perpetuate the problem; and what can be done to resolve the problem. Along with the discussion, a number of learning aids makes this text personal, practical, and an interactive learning experience.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Foundations
Understanding Social Problems
Problems of Behavioral Deviance
Alcohol and Other Drugs
Crime and Delinquency
Violence
Sexual Deviance
Problems of Inequality
Poverty
Gender and Sexual Orientation
Race, Ethnic Groups, and Racism
Problems of Social Institutions
Government and Politics
Work and the Economy
Education
Family Problems
Health Care and Illness: Physical and Mental
Global Social Problems
War and Terrorism
The Environment
Glossary
References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index
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