Health Inequality Sociology

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Recently, the American Public Health Association found evidence that money and income are directly related to the health and well-being of American workers. In a study conducted by Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH, and founder and director of the Civic Engine, a consulting group focused on health and sustainability, they examined the effects income had on people’s health in San Francisco. Through the study, they found that those making less than twenty-thousand dollars per year had a slightly higher chance of dying, prematurely. In fact, according to the director of health in Kansas City, Missouri, Rex Archer, “Forty-seven percent of annual deaths in Kansas City, are attributed to six root social factors including individual- and community-level poverty

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