What is a social problem? Who defines social problems? How are social problems constructed and framed? Social problems stem from sources within and beyond the individual. Through a sociological perspective, this module helps students to understand more about how social problems are constructed, their core causes and how they could be mitigated from a structural and individual perspective. The module examines an array of contemporary social problems and social issues in the context of Asia such as poverty and income inequality, discrimination in the workplace, aging population, domestic violence, migrant welfare, crime and violence and family related problems.