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Segall & Chappell Social Structure & Health

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Health, Aging and Society
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Geraldine Voros

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How do we socially construct our realityThis is the social structure in Canada6 point star modelExample of Tony and Fisal poorer people will have more health problems and die earlier and richer people would be better ofTrue case in the United States However a different story in CanadaWe have things like EISocialized medicineOld age pensionWelfare systemwith the safety nest we have a relatively stable set of social relationsThese things give us a sense of security belonging etc This benefits Canadians because we see collective rights and are all entitled to all of these things all of the timeWith all these safety nests we are assured that we can lead a decent life We do still have poverty We seek to provide people with basic necessities of life food clothing and shelter Safety nests are there to provide people with at least a minimum standard of life The social structure way in which we educate treat families exercise politics etc actually speaks to having power over lifedeath It is believed that if the social structures are very solid morbidity and mortality are better controlled Will have less illness and have a longer life cycle Higher your income the more positive perception you have of your health
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