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Social inequality - October 22, 2013

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York University
SOCI 2510
Detelina Radoeva

Social inequality, disease and death in Canada – Lecture: October 22 , 2013  Aboriginals suffer from the highest cumulative disadvantage  Important to consider immigrant profile – per decade. How that profile changes, and the health indicators. Immigrant waves. Educational structure, gender, Immigration reasons, whether they were economic or refugees. All determinants in… Social comparatives Spatial & temporal dimensions of social inequality: age and gender  Spatial dimensions: Social structure is manifested in the form of inequalities related to geographic/territorial locations and social spaces o Territorial: Different places  different life risks & life chances o Social space: different locations in the important fields of social interaction & in the social institutions  Education  Marital status (marriage & the family): Married people have better health opposed to non-married people  Gender  Race & Ethnicity  Income & social class  Temporal dimensions: the age & generation dimension of social structure (e.g. relationships between age cohorts, generations) o Infancy (&infant mortality) o Age groups of dependency (children and retirees: life chances related to material poverty) o The socially active age groups (15-65)  life chances related to relative deprivation (inequality of education, class, income discrimination etc.)  Ontario: Age 18-25  20% Unemployed (Above average of Canada as a whole) Why do women tend to suffer more from depression? Women are clock dependant. Double shift men are helping more, but in the leisure activities of the children. Women are more likely to monitor children’s studies, health, organizing and maintaining the social life in the extended family networks. Person’s model: women are responsible for children’s development and husbands’ relatives. They are more aware and more sensitive to health issues in the family. Fathers have specific qualities that lead to beneficial development. The aspect of the role model. Men are higher risk takers – (mortality from accidents – reckless behaviour. A
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