Example: The education system, the economy, government, family, mass media, religion, and sports.
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- Plural: institutions
- The terms institution and social institution are used interchangeably in a sociological context.
- Gelderblom, D. 2003. Social Institutions. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
- Mack, Raymond W., and Calvin Bradford. 1979. Transforming America: Patterns of Social Change. New York: Random House.
- Solow, Robert M. 1990. The Labor Market as a Social Institution. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.