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Guiding Questions for Unnatural Causes (Not Just a Paycheck)- Week 5, Class 11.docx

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Health Sciences
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Health Sciences 1002A/B
Jessica Polzer

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HS1002A – Social Determinants of Health Guiding Questions for Not Just a Paycheck, Episdode 7 of Unnatural Causes There are 3 themes explored in this film: 1. Layoffs, unemployment, and job insecurity have a negative effect on health. 2. Public policies that provide a social safety net can buffer unemployed workers and their families from economic disruptions and uncertainties that affect health. 3. Societies that take a “we’re all in this together” approach to policy have better health outcomes than those that leave individuals and communities to fend for themselves. The overarching question that should guide your viewing of the film is: When a Swedish- owned company closed manufacturing plants in Greenville, Michigan, and Vastervik, Sweden, why did the health of Greenville residents quickly deteriorate while health outcomes in Vastervik remained steady? Economic Globalization- increased speed on which global trade happens, upsurge in how goods, services and capital money (wealth) is exchanged and the willing to mobilize capital wealth; increase movement of bodies NAFTA- North American Free Trade Agreement - Removing tariffs and taxes from trade occurring across borders - Eliminating barriers to trade - Into play in 1994 - Generated controversy: benefiting some people but not others, didn’t benefit the environment, caused companies to go to places where the was cheaper labour o Not just cheaper but maybe not protected by the union Specific questions to help you with the overa
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