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About the Journal

Social Problems, the official publication of The Society for the Study of Social Problems is a quarterly journal that covers an extensive array of complex social concerns from race and gender to labor relations to environmental issues and human rights, it has been an important forum for sociological thought for over six decades.

The journal brings to the forefront influential sociological findings and theories that have the ability to help us both better understand and better deal with our complex social environment. Topics covered in Social Problems include:

Community Research and Development
Conflict, Social Action, and Change
Crime and Juvenile Delinquency
Disability 
Drinking and Drugs
Educational Problems
Environment and Technology
Family
Global
Health, Health Policy, and Health Services
Institutional Ethnography          
Labor Studies
Law and Society
Poverty, Class, and Inequality
Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities
Social Problems Theory
Society and Mental Health
Sociology and Social Welfare
Sport, Leisure, and the Body
Teaching Social Problems    
Youth, Aging, and the Life Course

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