Factors That Determine The Quality Of Health And Wellbeing Essay

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There is not singe factor that determine the quality of health and wellbeing. Many intersecting social and individual factors control the societies health. Income inequality is one of the leading determinant for our health. The effects of income inequality on health maybe understood by examining some social mechanisms, such as public education and healthcare, structural violence, disruption of social cohesion and social capital; and individual risky behaviors. (Kawachi and Kennedy, 1999) My topic is income inequality and health because access to adequate income have a significant effect on people’s health and well-being. I chose this topic because I personally know how income inequality makes poor sick in the first place and how difficult it is to get better once the poor people get sick. My grandfather had diabetes he had passed away at relatively younger age. He was only 64 when he died. At the time I was only thinking that his diabetes is genetic. Now, I know that his life condition is also a factor on his diabetes. I also know that he would live much longer if he had a better income which would provide him access to better housing, healthy food, and better living conditions. I also chose Income inequality and health as my topic after I watched the documentary “Unnatural Causes in Sickness and in Wealth” for the class. In the documentary, the example of an identical twins was given. The identical twin sisters have the same genes, they grew up together until the age of
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