Social Problems and the Quality of Life focuses 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.
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Part 1: Foundations
1 Understanding Social Problems
Part 2: Problems of Behavioral Deviance
2 Alcohol and Other Drugs
3 Crime and Delinquency
5 Sexual Deviance
Part 3: Problems of Inequality
7 Gender and Sexual Orientation
8 Race, Ethnic Groups, and Racism
Part 4: Problems of Social Institutions
9 Government and Politics
10 Work and the Economy
12 Family Problems
13 Health Care and Illness: Physical and Mental
Part 5: Global Social Problems
14 War and Terrorism
15 The Environment
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This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Social Problems 13/14 with the corresponding chapters in one of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Social Problems textbooks by Lauer/Lauer.
New section on immigration offers thorough coverage of this issue of intense current interest and debate.
Expanded materials on the role of the internet in elections underscore the way in which the political process is changing.
New section on health care reform provides a unique perspective on an important contemporary political and social issue.
New information on the working poor puts the problem of poverty into a more realistic perspective.
New materials on the abuse of prescription drugs address a neglected aspect of the drug problem.
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This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Social Problems 10/11 with the corresponding chapters in one of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Social Problems textbooks by Lauer/Lauer.
This convenient guide matches the units in Annual Editions: Social Problems 11/12 with the corresponding chapters in one of our best-selling McGraw-Hill Social Problems textbooks by Lauer/Lauer.
"Fallacy" icons in the margins show students how people come to mistaken conclusions about social problems.
"Global Comparisons" boxes add a new dimension to understanding a social problem by showing causes and effects of problems in other countries around the world.
Involvment Boxes in each chapter gets student personally involved in the learning process while suggesting ideas for action beyond the classroom.
Special sections on problem solving offer direction and hope for a variety of bleak situations.
Chapter opening stories dramatize the impact of a problem on real people's quality of life.
"Public Policy and Private Action" boxes included at the end of each chapter suggest ways that social problems can be ameliorated from the ground up.
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