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Theories and Explanations of Health Inequalities in Society

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Compare and contrast different sociological perspectives about health inequality.

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As you briefly examine some sociological perspectives to explain health care inequalities, these ideas are prevalent. Many critics see that there is a strong, unequal distribution of health care in America based on factors like race, socioeconomic class, geography (urban and rural), and gender. Health care is generally more accessible to White or middle-class citizens as a whole. Critics also report that there is an ...

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This solution briefly examines some sociological perspectives to exemplify why health care inequalities exist.

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