Health in Crisis Mid-term Test
- Social determinants are based on health analysis
- social determinants frameworks – economic policies – potentially have positive effects in
- reformed which had positive affect would be increasing the minimum wage – Canada’s current
minimum wage is not affordable for living conditions (health, food and shelter)
- unemployment/employment insurance programs – was a program significantly cut back in the
last two decades – currently, it does not support a family
- pensions, disability benefits are subsequent – people with disabilities constitutes one of the
lowest income which lead to poverty
- middle-class stagnated and shrunk
- massive national day care programs were free of charge when in use
- nowadays, daycare centres are all charging families – occurred when the war happened but after
the war, they began to charge women for child care
- 60s and 70s – women and children entered the workforce (i.e. Double Day – juggling full time
work and child rearing)
- having adequate affordable daycare is an important policy that can assist women’s lives
- what kind of socio-recreational areas are available?
- do communities have nice cars? If not, why not?
- how do we improve pollution from the environment?
- we need to shift to make equality to be our central goals
- violence goes on in our community – what are we doing to stop this?
- significant gender and race within types of violence – i.e. violence against women
- equity issues is very important if we’re trying to solve issues in our community
- anti-racism and anti-oppression policies should take a stronger approach
- health disparities occur based on gender, race and age
- central human rights issue and equality central policy making rather than health tax
- Social determinants of health are the economic and social conditions under which people live
which determine their health
- Socio-economic Status – class hierarchy classifies your health and income; social status –
minority; economic – income situation
1) Argu 1 – Income plays a huge role on health (poor has less healthy food resources/rich has more
healthy food options) – lecture 7 - - (1