SOC 311: Social Stratification (Dr. Wells-Lewis): Health

Resources examining the array of social structures within the United States

Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick?

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Additional Readings

Assessing the New Health Care Law
lemmitt, M. (2012, September 21). Assessing the new health care law. CQ Researcher, 22, 789-812. Retrieved from

Health-care reform
Clemmitt, M. (2009, August 28). Health-care reform. CQ Researcher19, 693-716. Retrieved October 21, 2009, from CQ Researcher Online

From the NYTimes Class Matters Series

From NAP

This free executive summary is provided by the National Academies as part of their mission to educate the world on issues of science, engineering, and health.

You may browse and search the full, authoritative version for free.

America's Uninsured Crisis: Consequences for Health and Health Care (2009)
Board on Health Care Services (HCS)

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Terms you may want to search: diet,  health,  health behavior,  health care policy,  health insurance,  health problems,  longevity,  mental health,  mortality rates,  physical fitness,  nutrition,  obesity  

and any of the following:  black americans,   class differences,   employment,   unemployment,   ethnic groups,   hispanic americans,   income distrubution,   low income,   middle class,   working class,   poor,   poverty,   social class,   social inequality,   social status,   socioeconomic status,   standard of living,   unemployment,  wealth.

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Equality -- United States. Social Classes -- United States.
Health Social Conflict -- United States.
Health Status Indicators Social Mobility -- United States.
Social Classes. Social stratification


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