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Unformatted text preview: Week 15: Consequences of Inequality December 1st, 2010 Health, Income, and Inequality • What is the relationship between income inequality and health? • Relevant hypotheses: 1. Absolute income hypothesis 2. Absolute deprivation/poverty hypothesis 3. Relative income hypothesis 4. Relative deprivation/poverty hypothesis 5. Income inequality hypothesis • Differences o 1 & 2 Redistribution that reduces inequality would improve the overall health of a community Redistribution would improve health of those at the bottom o 3 & 4 Relative position determined by income Relative position determined more broadly to include measures of rank other than income, such as occupation or education • Making connections o Material Inequalities ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­> Absolute o Perceived Inequalities ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­ ­> Relative ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course SOCIOLOGY 81846 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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