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Unformatted text preview: Social Inequality and Health Introduction A. Dimensions of social inequality • Class or socioeconomic position • Race/ethnicity • Gender B. Four mysteries • What is the direction of the relationship? • What are the missing links between social inequality and heatlh? • Why are many health disparities increasing? • How do we reduce health disparities TOP IC: Socioeconomic inequality and health A, Socioeconomic Inequality and Mental Health • Early epidemiological studies • How do we define and measure mental illness? • What is the direction of the relationship between SEP and mental illness? • What are the missing links between SEP and mental illness? B.Socioeconomic inequality and physical health • What is the direction of the relationship? • What are the missing links between SEP and physical illness? • Why are socioeconomic disparities in health increasing in spite of improvements in living conditions and availability of health care?...
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2010 for the course ANTHRO 475 taught by Professor Renee during the Spring '10 term at University of Michigan.
- Spring '10