KEY TERMS TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR CSEC SOCIAL STUDIES EXAM

Here is a list of several terms you should know for your Csec Social Studies Exams for both papers. These terms frequently appear on exam papers. Rehearsing them will allow you to attempt the questions and also answered them correctly.

  •  the judiciary is the system of courts that interprets, defends, and applies the law in the name of the state
  • The executive is the branch of government exercising authority in and holding responsibility for the governance of a state. The executive executes and enforces law.
  •  sibling is your brother or sister
  • Underemployment is when a person does not work full time or takes a job that does not reflect their actual training and financial needs. That is, their job doesn’t use all their skills and education, or provides less than full time work.
  • Urbanization, the process by which large numbers of people become permanently concentrated in relatively small areas, forming cities. 
  • BILATERAL involving two parties, especially countries.
  • BIGAMY  the offence of marrying someone while already married to another person.
  • Divorce is the final termination of a marital union, canceling the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, and dissolving the bonds of matrimony between the parties. … The legal process of divorce may also involve issues of alimony, child custody, child support, distribution of property, and division of debt.
  • DEATH RATE  The ratio of total deaths to total population in a specified community or area over a specified period of time. The death rate is often expressed as the number of deaths per 1,000 of the population per year. Also called fatality rate.
  • dependency ratio relates the number of children (0-14. years old) and older persons (65 years or over) to the working-age population (15-64 years old).
  • Electorate may refer to: The people who are eligible to vote in an election
  • bill is proposed legislation under consideration by a legislature. A bill does not become law until it is passed by the legislature and, in most cases, approved by the executive. Once a bill has been enacted into law, it is called an act of the legislature, or a statute.
  • Emigration is the relocation of people from one country in order to permanently live in another. It is the same process as immigration, which is the influx of people from another country. The difference between the terms is the point of view. Both types of relocation are part of the process called migration.
  • Immigration is the process of moving to a new country or region with the intention of staying and living there. People may choose to immigrate for a variety of reasons, such as employment opportunities, to escape a violent conflict, environmental factors, educational purposes, or to reunite with family.
  • Exogamy is the social norm of marrying outside one’s social group. … Cultural exogamy is marrying outside a specific cultural group; the opposite being endogamy, marriage within a social group.
  • INCEST sexual relations between people being too closely related to marry each other.
  •  infant mortality rate is the number of infant deaths for every 1,000 live births.

Infrastructure is the general term for the basic physical systems of a business, region, or nation. Examples of infrastructure include transportation systems, communication networks, sewage, water, and electric systems.

Host country: The country tourists travel to. Supply country: The country tourists come from.

 Human resources is the set of individuals who make up the workforce of an organization, business sector, or economy.

The labor force is the number of people who are employed plus the unemployed who are looking for work. …

Multilateral trade agreements are commerce treaties among three or more nations. …

Nonrenewable energy resources include coal, natural gas, bauxite oil, and nuclear energy. Once these resources are used up, they cannot readily replaced,

Natural increase/decrease is the difference between births and deaths. Natural increase happens when there are more births than deaths. Natural decrease happens when there are more deaths than births.