Final Review for SOCI 309 (1)

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Unformatted text preview: Final Review for SOCI 309: Conference Questions 1. I n gender inequalities, why is it that women tend to have longer lives and what are some of the explanations for this given that women have higher levels of psychological stress? • Men experience more chronic disease while women have more non-fatal chronic diseases, live longer but disabled • Protected from workplace hazards o Some things women are not allowed to be exposed to or have to wear specific equipment in case they are pregnant or may become pregnant • During pregnancy women have right to leave the workplace, men do not have that right • Biologically have lower mortality rate much lower risk of developing CHD. • Occupy such different combinations of social roles that gender itself may have little to do with health differences. • Men usually engage in more “risky behavior” • Higher levels of participation in the labour force in men have exposed them to far higher levels of hazards • 2. Explain the constructionist vs realist approaches and how might they be applied to immigration and acculturation processes. • Construction approach we should not measure race at all because by highlighting certain processes you contribute to it. We should not measure race because by doing so we are creating a construct with boundaries that we are t rying to avoid by measuring • Realist approach race needs to be measured. Race exists and therefore we need concepts to measure those 3. How do critical and sensitive periods differ? • Critical period exposure has often irreversible, deleterious effects on anatomical structures or physiological function, but only when occurring during a finite time-window in developmental sequence o Outside this window, the developmental mechanism no longer exists o Ex. Neural tube defects- folic acid to prevent must take folic acid one before and at least 3 months afterward. • Sensitive period exposure always has negative effects, but those may be stronger within a certain developmental period o Time period when exposure has a stronger effect; outside this time window, the exposure still has an effect, but it is weaker. o Fetal development- malnutrition poor growth in utero is associated with metabolic syndrome in adulthood 4. Given an ex-population a population X, which of the different mortality measurements would be applicable? 5. Compare and contrast different data collected in a census given the type of category each country uses; pros and cons of each category. 6. Name 3 health systems and describe guiding principles. • Mandated insurance o Social solidarity • Entrepreneurial o Individual responsibility and free choice • National Health System o Equity 7. Describe how childhood poverty or SES can affect life course trajectories....
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2010 for the course SOCI Soci 309 taught by Professor Ameliequesnel-vallee during the Fall '09 term at McGill.

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