There can be disagreements about what social issues are worth solving, or which should take precedence.
Different individuals and different societies have different perceptions.
Returning to the unemployment issue, while one person losing their job is a personal and not a social issue, firing 13 million people is likely to generate a variety of social issues.
A valence issue is a social problem that people uniformly interpret the same way.
A past example of inequality as a social problem is slavery in the United States.
Africans brought to America were often enslaved and mistreated, and did not share the same rights as the white population of America (for example, they were not allowed to vote).The World Health Organization has an acute interest in combatting infectious disease outbreaks by minimizing their geographic and numerical spread and treating the affected.Other conditions for which there is not yet a cure or even effective treatment, such as dementia, can be viewed as public health concerns in the long run.Often these neighbourhoods were founded out of best intentions.Widespread health conditions (often characterized as epidemics or pandemics) are of concern to society as a whole.The line between a personal issue and a public issue may be subjective and depends on how groups are defined.However, when a large enough sector of society is affected by an issue, it becomes a social issue.There are a variety of methods people use to combat social issues.Some people vote for leaders in a democracy to advance their ideals.These neighbourhoods tend to have a high drop-out rate from secondary school, and children growing up in these neighbourhoods have a low probability of going to college compared to children who grow up in other neighbourhoods.Abuse of alcohol and drugs is common in these neighbourhoods.