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Socioeconomics or socio-economics is the study of the relationship between economic activity and social life. The field is often considered multidisciplinary, using theories and methods from sociology, economics, history, psychology, and many others. It has emerged as a separate field of study in the late twentieth century. In many cases, however, socioeconomists focus on the social impact of some sort of economic change. Such changes might include a closing factory, market manipulation, the signing of international trade treaties, new natural gas regulation, etc. Such social effects can be wide-ranging in size, anywhere from local effects on a small community to changes to an entire society. Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Social relation can refer to a multitude of social interactions, regulated by social norms, between two or more people, with each having a social position and performing a social role. ... Interdisciplinary work is that which integrates concepts across different disciplines. ... In mathematics, theory is used informally to refer to a body of knowledge about mathematics. ... -1... Sociology (from Latin: socius, companion; and the suffix -ology, the study of, from Greek λόγος, lógos, knowledge [1]) is the scientific or systematic study of society, including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture[2]. Areas studied in sociology can range from the analysis of brief contacts between anonymous... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... For other uses, see History (disambiguation). ... Psychological science redirects here. ...


Examples of causes of socioeconomic impacts include new technologies such as cars or mobile phones, changes in laws (such as the legal right to abortion), changes in the physical environment (such as increasing crowding within cities), and ecological changes (such as prolonged drought or declining fish stocks). These may affect patterns of consumption, the distribution of incomes and wealth, the way in which people behave (both in terms of purchase decisions and the way in which they choose to spend their time), and the overall quality of life. These can further have indirect effects on social attitudes and norms. Car redirects here. ... A stylised representation of a mobile phone A mobile phone is a device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area ( cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... A coral reef near the Hawaiian islands is an example of a complex marine ecosystem. ... Fields outside Benambra, Victoria, Australia suffering from drought conditions A drought is an extended period of months or years when a region notes a deficiency in its water supply. ... For other uses, see Fish (disambiguation). ... For the business meaning, see Wealth (economics). ... Quality of life is the degree of well-being felt by an individual or group of people. ...


The goal of socioeconomic study is generally to bring about socioeconomic development, usually in terms of improvements in metrics such as GDP, life expectancy, literacy, levels of employment, etc. This article is about the measure of remaining life. ... Children reading. ...


Although harder to measure, changes in less-tangible factors are also considered, such as personal dignity, freedom of association, personal safety and freedom from fear of physical harm, and the extent of participation in civil society. Freedom of association is a Constitutional (legal) concept based on the premise that it is the right of free adults to mutually choose their associates for whatever purpose they see fit. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Civil society is composed of the totality of voluntary civic and social organizations and institutions that form the basis of a functioning society as opposed to the force-backed structures of a state (regardless of that states political system) and commercial institutions. ...


See also

Auxology is a meta-term covering the study of all aspects of human physical growth; though it is also a fundamental of biology generally. ... Economic sociology may be defined as the sociological analysis of economic phenomena. ... For information on the income of individuals, see Personal income in the United States. ... Income inequality metrics or income distribution metrics are techniques used by economists to measure the distribution of income among the participants in a particular economy, such as that of a specific country or of the world in general. ... A knowledge economy is either economy of knowledge focused on the economy of the producing and management of knowledge, or a knowledge-based economy. ... World map of the Gini coefficient This is a list of countries or dependencies by Income inequality metrics, sorted in ascending order according to their Gini coefficient. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Political economy was the original term for the study of production, the acts of buying and selling, and their relationships to laws, customs and government. ... Social class refers to the hierarchical distinctions between individuals or groups in societies or cultures. ...

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