Eliza J.

asked • 06/06/21

The meaning behind "social risks"

What does social risks mean in a country? Please provide examples.

Mike R.

Social risks can mean a lot of different things but one way to think of them is an indicator or catalyst for a push factor that causes people to leave a country. So, a government may be unstable and it may only take one miltiary coup or riot to remove the people in power, so the instability is a risk, but civil war or the violence itself would be a social risk. Another example would be several businesses closing and people losing their jobs, where the risk is that people will leave the country to get work elsewhere. The push factor is what MAKES them leave, but the social risk is like a warning sign of what can happen.


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Holly D. answered • 06/08/21

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Eliza J.

thank you!!


Tom M. answered • 06/09/21

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