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Sociology 110 - Social Problems

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Poverty, Homelessness, Food Insecurity

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  • homeless OR homelessness
  • "homeless children"
  • "food insecurity"
  • poverty

Veterans & PTSD

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  • "post traumatic stress disorder" OR PTSD
  • veterans OR military
  • combat AND "psychological aspects"

Opioids & drug abuse

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  • "drug abuse"
  • codeine OR methadone OR fentanyl
  • heroin OR opioid* OR oxycodone

Gender discrimination / Income inequity

Potential keywords

  • "Title IX"
  • "women's rights"
  • "income inequity"
  • "equal pay for women"
  • "pay inequity"
  • "pay equity"
  • "pay inequality"
  • "income inequality"
  • "equal pay"
  • "social inequality"
  • "gender pay gap"
  • "sex discrimination in employment"
  • sexism
  • "sexual harassment"

Child Labor / Sweatshops

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  • "child labor" OR sweatshops
  • "children's rights"
  • "human rights"

GMOs / Genetically Modified Organisms

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  • ("genetically modified food" OR "genetically modified organisms" OR GMO OR GMOs)
  • "genetically altered foods"
  • "bioengineered food"
  • ("health aspects" OR health)

Child soldiers / Children in the military

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  • "child soldiers"
  • "children in the military"

Children of divorced parents

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  • "adult children of divorce"
  • "children of divorce"
  • children AND divorce
  • "child development" AND divorce
  • "interparental conflict"

Bullying

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  • bullying
  • cyberbullying
  • "school violence"
  • bullying AND prevention

Impact of privitization of juvenile & adulty correctional facilities

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privatiz* AND prison*

Do prisons succeed in rehabilitating prisoners?

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  • recividism
  • prison*
  • rehabilitation

Perks for prisoners too luxurious?

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  • "rights of prisoners"
  • prisoners AND "civil rights"
  • prisoners AND ("legal status" OR laws)

Abortion

Intercountry adoption

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  • "intercountry adoption"
  • "international adoption"

Single Parents

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  • "single mothers"
  • "single fathers"
  • "single parents"
  • father AND "child development"
  • mother AND "child development"

 

Gay Marriage / Same sex relationship rights