Situation It is a concept with several meanings. In this case, we are interested in staying with its meaning as the position, location or status of something or someone. Social , meanwhile, is an adjective that is linked to the society (a community of individuals).
The notion of Social situation , thus, is linked to the position what occupies a person in society . In other words, the idea refers to the state of the subject with respect to the context or the environment .
The social situation of a person , a family or a community, therefore, depends on various factors that affect the quality of life , the possibility of development , etc. These factors are part of the environment in which subjects live.
Take the case of a person's social situation. A teenager of 15 years He lives in a precarious neighborhood, which lacks electricity and drinking water. He doesn't know his father and his mother is unemployed. The young man dropped out of school and spends his days in a square, without any fixed activity. Given all these data, it can be said that the teenager is in a social risk situation , which complicates its development possibilities and its integration into the society .
It is also possible to analyze the social situation of a country . In a nation whose unemployment rate stands at 2% , he 99,4% of the population is literate and there are quality and free health services, the Social situation is favorable for the progress of the population.
When it is decided to undertake what is the establishment of the social situation of a nation, it is usual that it be done based on factors such as access to health systems, the most common diseases, malnutrition, the illiteracy rate and education in general, the levels of violence, the main problems at the family level, the levels of unemployment ...
On the basis of all this we cannot ignore the existence of different publications that revolve around the social situation of any country. A good example of this is "The social situation in Spain: a comparative study", which was officially presented in 2005 and whose director is Vincenç Navarro.
An analysis of Spain at the time it was published is that work, which addresses such important issues as fiscal inequalities, poverty levels, immigration, unemployment, educational cuts or family assistance policies.
In the same way, we can highlight the fact that there are different literary works that serve as a document of great value when it comes to getting an idea of the prevailing social situation in the place and at the moment in which they are developed. Thus, for example, it is considered that the work of "Lazarillo de Tormes" is a great resource to know what Spain was like during the 16th century, both politically and family, social or economic.