NAME: JACOB KIRETI 996779295 HLTC02H3
In Chapter 7, Reid (2007) notes that in Canada and internationally, women are increasingly
vulnerable to poverty. Even though the life expectancy of women in Canada is 7 years greater than that
of men, women suffer greater burdens of morbidity, distress, and disability. Women, children, and
people of colour suffer death and illnesses at a disproportional higher rate than those who are not poor.
For women in Canada, poverty stems from labour market inequities, domestic circumstances, and
welfare systems. Material deprivation affects access to health promoting resources, as well as nutrition.
Stress and depression are noted effects of poverty, because sustaining basic subsistence is a struggle in
itself. Reid (2007) provides startling case study to illustrate the severity of pov