Social Sciences

Top level portal for Class H: Social Sciences.

Subclass H: General social sciences

Social sciences are the academic disciplines concerned with society and human behavior.

Subclass HA: Statistics

Statistics is the study of the collection, analysis and presentation of data.

Subclass HB: Economic theory

Economic theory is the study of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

Subclass HBA: Demography

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Icon of several people

Demography is the statistical study of living populations.

Subclass HC: Economic history and conditions

Economic history and conditions covers the study of economies or economic phenomena in the past.

Subclass HD: Industries

Industries covers the production of goods and services.

Child portal: Agricultural labour

Subclass HDA: Land use

Land use covers the human use of land, including ownership, reform, management and planning.

Subclass HDB: Labor

Labor covers work and services performed by people. This portal includes the labor market, the supply and demand of labor, industrial relations and social insurance.

Subclass HE: Transportation and communication

Transportation and communications covers the use of technology to move goods and people; and the sending and receiving of messages. This portal includes trade routes, traffic engineering, transport systems, freight, communication industries and signalling.

Subclass HF: Commerce

Commerce is the whole system of an economy that constitutes an environment for business. This portal includes merchants' associations, the balance of trade, commodities, tariffs, marketing, sales and accounting.

Subclass HG: Finance

Finance is the study of how investors allocate their assets over time under conditions of certainty and uncertainty. This portal includes liquidity, money, banking, credit and insurance.

Subclass HJ: Public finance

Public finance is the study of the role of the government in the economy.

Subclass HM: Sociology

Sociology is the study of society and human social activity. This portal covers culture social structure, social organization and social psychology.

Subclass HN: Social history

Social history is the history of ordinary people and their strategies of coping with life.

Subclass HNA: Social problems

Social problems covers controversial issues that relate to people's personal lives and interactions.

Subclass HNB: Social reform

Social reform covers gradual changes to society or improve certain aspects of society.

Subclass HQ: The Family

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The Family covers parenthood, children, sexuality, life, death and lifestyles.

Child portals: ChildrenEugenicsLGBTSexuality

Subclass HQA: Marriage

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Image of two gold rings

Marriage covers weddings, matrimony, adultery, divorce, widows and widowers.

Child portal: Polygamy

Subclass HQB: Women

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Symbol of venus (female symbol)

Women covers all matters relating to women and women's rights; including politics, society, education and history from a woman's perspective.

Child portals: FeminismWomen's suffrage

Subclass HS: Societies

Societies covers groups of people engaged in common interests. This portal includes clubs, organisations, associations, benevolent societies and secret societies.

Child portal: AnonymousSecret societiesWikimedia Foundation

Subclass HT: Communities

Communities covers human settlements, cities, and urban, suburban and rural groups.

Subclass HTA: Classes

Classes covers social class, caste systems and social status.

Child portal: Slavery

Subclass HTB: Race studies

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Icon of two people

Race studies covers races as social groups and race relations in general.

Child portals: AboriginalsHate groupsKu Klux Klan

Subclass HV: Social pathology

Social pathology covers actions or behaviors that violate or deviate from social norms. This portal includes degeneration, addiction, alcoholism, smoking and drug abuse.

Child portals: Drugs and alcoholSuicide

Subclass HVA: Social and public welfare

Social and public welfare covers the support, aid and relief of people who, temporarily or permanently, cannot support themselves. This portal includes charity, social work, and emergency management.

Child portal: Animal RightsAustralasian Deaf and Dumb AssociationPoverty

Subclass HVB: Criminology

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Criminology is the study of the nature, causes and control of criminal behavior.

Child portals: Global War on TerrorIRS investigation of Al CaponePrisonSeptember 11th (Zacarias Moussaoui) • TerrorismTorture

Subclass HX: Socialism

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Image of a red flag waving

Socialism is an economic system characterised by social ownership of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy.

Child portal: Industrial Workers of the WorldSocialist Party of Great Britain

Subclass HXA: Communism

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Hammer and sickle symbol

Communism is a revolutionary socialist movement to create a classless, moneyless, and stateless social order structured upon common ownership of the means of production.

Subclass HXB: Anarchism

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Circled-A anarchy symbol

Anarchism is a political and philosophical belief that all forms of involuntary rule or government are undesirable or unnecessary, and that society could function without a ruler or state.

Child portal: CrimethInc.

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