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Lecture 4

HLTB41H3 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Social StratificationPremium

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Health Studies
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Lauren Wallar

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Week 4: Income
The socioeconomic and political context refers to structural, cultural and functional aspects
of a social system that generate, configure and maintain social hierarchies, thus influencing
Welfare State:
Definition of Welfare state: a social system based on the assumption by a political state of
responsibility for the individual and social welfare of its citizens
Selected types of welfare state regimes:
Structural determinants refer to the interactions between socioeconomic and political context,
structural mechanisms generation social stratification, and socioeconomic
Key idea: structural determinants are social determinants of health inequities
Structural mechanisms that shape social hierarchies are the root cause of
inequities in health
Structural determinants generate or reinforce social stratification in society and
define socioeconomic position
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