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Social Issues (o.o) by Mind Map: Social Issues (o.o)
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Social Issues (o.o)

discrimination

gender

In some muslim countries, chauvinism still exists, girls are not encouraged to go to school/workforce, stereotype that women are for "producing babies"

racial

"Anti Islamic" sentiments, building of Ground zero

Culture issues

traditions being eroded

historical buildings are vanishing

traditional practices are no longer carried out

values are not held by youth nowadays

multinationalism

consumerism

society

a society is a grouping of individuals which is characterized by common interests and may have distinctive culture and institutions.

New node

increasing ageing population

soldiers too soft?, e.g. a soldier was seen giving his backpack to his maid

norms

the rules that a group uses for appropriate and inappropriate values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. these rules may be explicit or implicit., injunctive norms, descriptive norms, explicit norms, implicit norms, subjective norms, personal norms

family

Definition

A fundamental social group in society typically consisting of one or two parents and their children

Stats

In UK, 41% of children were born outside marriage

lone parent families become more common

child-raising methods

cruel and intensive ways of raising children (e.g Amy Chua)

marriage

more divorces

less children per family

children migrating overseas

many do not tend to take care of parents when old, In singapore we have the Tribunal for Maintenance of Parents to prevent this from happening

old parents cannot support themselves

gay marriages

gender

gender inequality faced by females in life.

anti-homosexuality

believe that marriages are restricted to man and woman only, inequality in employment

population

ageing population on the rise

baby boom in 60s

SOUTH KOREA'S STRATEGIES: http://www.d-transition.info/western-demographic-winter-2/south-korea-introduces-new-policies-tackle-low-birth-rate-76/

JAPAN's: http://www2.standardandpoors.com/spf/pdf/media/GlobalAging2010AbsentAPolicyResponseJapansGrayingPopulationCouldImperilItsSovereignRatings.pdf

developed countries experiencing low birth rates

more mothers in workforce

high cost of living

graying workforce

projected: more than half aged more than 65 years old in 2035

harmonious? homogenious?

youth/children

problems

Addiction, gaming addiction, http://www.ssagsg.org/LearningSpace/EntertainmentGaming/GameAddiction.htm, http://www.questionpro.com/akira/ShowResults?id=624061&mode=data&mrup=false&egd=false&esd=true&groupingID=0&ifdbyg=false&globalResultMode=0, drug addiction, http://www.teen-drug-abuse.org/

violence, youth violence

premarital sex

political apathy/ineptitude

materialism

less mental resilience

weakening interest in local culture

stressful lifestyles

exploitation of children, http://www.childlabor.in/child-labour-in-india.htm

dearth of parental supervision leading to youth delinquency

activism

political activism; forums and seminars

environmental; green ambassadors, young environmentalist

more youths are using internet to promote activism

crime

poverty related

children have no choice but to commit crime to feed their families

war crimes, becoming soldier/rebel seems to be only option to survive

"nurture" argument

have parents who are criminals, children think it is "ok" to commit crime

race

blacks remain twice as likely to be unemployed,three times more likely to live in poverty and more than six times as likely to be imprisoned compared with whites.

discrimination towards minority races

social tension due to racial differences

welfarism