Lecture 5 - 03:14 Health Disparity- differences that occur...

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Unformatted text preview: 03:14 Health Disparity- differences that occur by gender, race or ethnicity, education or income, disability, geographic location, or sexual orientation Simply as differences Represents some form of social inequality Where men and women die at same age- indicative of healthy disparity than the gap in mortality that we see in the US- biological underpinning Health differences- biological Health disparities- how it affects people, rate Phases of health disparity research Not just poverty vs. people living above poverty lien Relationship between peoples incomes Highest levels of infant mortality in African Americans at even most educated levels as compared to other ethnic and racial groups at low levels of education Growing disparities New research has found that differences in life expectancy for richer and poorer Americans have grown in the last 2 decades Life expectancy has gone up for all groups For disparities, look at steepness of the slope, difference at start vs. at end Increasing advantage to health and education for women Variation in womens education is increasing, may play a role...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course SOC 170 taught by Professor Nobles during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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Lecture 5 - 03:14 Health Disparity- differences that occur...

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