Lecture 11 - Ethnicity

Lecture 11 - Ethnicity - RACE/ETHNICITY (AND GENDER) NOT...

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RACE/ETHNICITY (AND GENDER) NOT MODIFIABLE BY POLICIES Gender Race Ethnicity Health inequalities Policies
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PART II. What are the causes of social inequalities in health? Ethnic minority and racial differences in health
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Defining ethnicity and race Definitions of what constitutes a racial or ethnic minority group vary over time and across countries Race: Social and politically constructed concept, a “master” status Ethnicity: Combination of geographical origins, language and/or religion (usually defined in contrast with a “majority”)
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Why measurement matters Counting is political Constructionist vs. realist view
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Census Categories US: Race (White, Black, American Indian/Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander ) and ethnicity (Hispanic) The difficulty of counting mixed racial groups UK: Country of origin What about 2 nd gen who still may be discriminated against as minority groups? Canada: Ethnicity How do we make sense of the diversity: In 2006 Census, more than 200 different ethnic origins! AND what do we do about “Canadian” ethnicity France: not recorded Yet inequalities exist that cannot be documented http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/080402/dq080402a-eng.htm
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Why differences in health emerge Ethnic and racial categories are “Master”
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