The Education and Healthcare Gap

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In the worlds of politics, sociology and economics, debates have raged concerning the relative equality or inequality in America. Over the past one hundred years, we have seen a sizable shift toward equality in the legal rights of minorities. However, this legal equality is undermined by a pervasive and broadening socioeconomic inequality, especially in regards to healthcare and education. These issues disproportionately affect minorities. This paper will first touch on two other types of inequality: civic and income.
Then it will move into how healthcare and education play an important role in this growing inequality, and finally address the broader implication of socioeconomic inequality and ultimately why these
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Others argue that inequality is acceptable and, indeed, beneficial. Martin Feldstein argues that, according to the Pareto principle, the gain of some over others is not injurious as long as others are not made worse-off. Instead, he argues that policies should simply focus on reducing poverty. However, in his assessment of how to remedy this issue, he discusses inadequate schooling and work training for those with lower incomes (39).
These issues are directly related to problems of inequality in America . specifically, the inequality of opportunity. Income inequality can only be justified if people are given a chance to alter their socioeconomic status. If this shift is inhibited, then inequality rather than creating opportunity destroys it.

Although income inequality is an extensive issue that needs to be addressed, education and healthcare provide a more immediate and disquieting problem within America. Here, in the land of opportunity, we have an undeniable and pervasive inequality of opportunity.
In an America moving consistently from a manufacturing to a service economy, an education is becoming increasingly pertinent in job attainment and mobility (Waters l.3

s.30). In addition, low-income families cannot afford to place their children in schools that have more resources and are more competitive for colleges. Instead, they are forced to rely on public schools, which
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