Extent of the Problem
Thirty percent of the world population (1.2 billion
people) lives on less than 1.00 per day what is
considered to be absolute poverty.
Associated with such poverty is persistent
hunger and malnutrition, squalor and l
Although the precise area is debated, at
least 80,000 acres of forest disappear
from Earth each day.
At least another 80,000 acres of forest are
degraded each day.
As these forests fall, species are threatened o
Objective Element of a Social Problem: awareness of social conditions through ones own life
experiences and through reports in the media; the existence of a social condition
Subjective Element of a Social Problem: the belief that a particular condition is