Understanding Social Problems

Understanding Social Problems

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Mooney, Knox, and Schachta€™s UNDERSTANDING SOCIAL PROBLEMS uses a theoretically balanced, reader-friendly approach to provide a comprehensive exploration of social problems. The book progresses from a micro to macro level of analysis, focusing first on such problems as illness and health care, drugs and alcohol, and family problems, and then broadening to the larger issues of poverty and inequality, population growth, aging, environmental problems, and conflict around the world. The social problem in each chapter is framed in a global as well as U.S. context. In every chapter, the three major theoretical perspectives are applied to the social problem under discussion, and the consequences of the problem, as well as alternative solutions, are explored. Pedagogical features such as a€œAnimals and Society, a€ a€œThe Human Side, a€ and a€œSelf and Societya€ enable you to grasp how social problems affect the lives of individuals and apply your understanding of social problems to your own life. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Nonetheless, blacks and Hispanics remain significantly behind their white counterparts in both reading and math. ... has also narrowed over time, although in 2012, females still outperformed males in reading and males still outperformed females in mathematics (NAEP 2013). ... Nine-year-olds are typically in the fourth grade, 13-year-olds in the eighth grade, and 17-year-olds in the 11th grade. ... California, as roughly half of all states, requires an exit exam for high school graduation.

Title:Understanding Social Problems
Author:Linda Mooney, David Knox, Caroline Schacht
Publisher:Cengage Learning - 2014-03-20


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