Health care system issues and race/ethnicity, immigration, ses and gender as sociological issues linking to health and health care

Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

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Abstract

This chapter will initially review some health care system issues with a focus on the US health care system. It will then review some of the sociological literature about race/ethnicity, immigration, socioeconomic status (SES) and gender and how these factors link to health and health care. In addition, the chapter will serve as an introduction to the volume and will briefly review the contents of the other sections and chapters in this volume.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalResearch in the Sociology of Health Care
Volume30
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Health care
  • Health care system
  • Immigration
  • Race
  • Review
  • SES
  • USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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