Social Class and Health
Step 1: Read the Discussion 1 Overview Below
According to chapter 3, “[t]he causes and types of illness are not randomly distributed among the US population, but rather vary dramatically according to social class, ethnicity, age, sex, and gender;” but how does social class affect health and illness?
Step 2: Create a New Thread for Your Initial Post by Wednesday at 11:59pm EST
After reviewing chapter 3, read the article and watch the videos below then respond to the following prompts in your initial post:
Click here for article – Life at the Top in America Isn’t Just Better, It’s Longer! (Links to an external site.) – https://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/16/us/class/life-at-the-top-in-america-isnt-just-better-its-longer.html
- How and why does social class affect people’s health? Please explain by including examples from the article.
- After watching the report below, explain how social class affects health separately from ethnicity? Please include examples from the video.
- The following video explains why “Breast cancer [is] now as common among black women as white.” How does ethnicity affect health separately from social class? Please explain by including examples from the video. What solution does the doctor offer in the report? Do you agree?
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