HLTH Final Exam Review

HLTH Final Exam Review - HLTH Final Exam Review Chapter 8 o...

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HLTH Final Exam Review Chapter 8 o Questions: What term is the accumulated value of all assets, including home equity, the value of savings and checking accounts, retirement accounts, stocks and mutual funds, rental property, businesses, and vehicles? Wealth According to Table 8.4, which group had the highest rate of poverty in the U.S. in 1980? African American According to the lecture, the most commonly used assessments for determining socioeconomic status are income, education, and housing. False According to Table 8.7, which occupation had an occupational prestige score of 76? Accountant Socioeconomic status refers to a system of stratification whereby individuals are classified in a hierarchy along various dimensions of social class. True Wealth is the same thing as income. False Although the terms socioeconomic status and social class are often used interchangeably, each concept has a distinct definition. True Which theory states that people with worse health status are less able to develop the human capital that will make them competitive in the economic market? Social Selection Theory Downward drift refers to the phenomenon in which an individual whose health status declines may find their income also declining.
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True As educational levels increases, infant mortality rates increases. False As socioeconomic status increases, health status improves. True Which theory states that people with low socioeconomic status have worse health outcomes because low socioeconomic status places individuals at greater risk of exposure to factors that negatively impact health? Social Causation Theory Poverty measure is designed to account for household ________. Size According to the lecture, because sociologists found problems with measuring socioeconomic status using income, education, or some other single measures, what system did they develop? Composite Scores o Introduction People with low socioeconomic status (SES) due to factors such as limited education ad low income, have higher rates of morbidity and mortality compared with those who hace more economic resources. o What is Socioeconomic Status? Socioeconomic status refers to a system of stratification whereby individuals are classified in hierarchy along various dimensions of social class. The origins of the term can be found in Karl Marx’s notion of social class Marx viewed social classes of groupings of individuals who played similar roles in the economic system of a society. Max Weber advanced Marx’s notion of social class by noting that although the individual’s relationship to the means of production was important, there were other dimensions in society upon which individuals can be placed to form a hierarchy.
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Social classes are groupings of individuals based on their relationship to the economy. o
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This note was uploaded on 09/20/2011 for the course HLTH 236 taught by Professor Toone during the Summer '08 term at Texas A&M.

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HLTH Final Exam Review - HLTH Final Exam Review Chapter 8 o...

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