Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income


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How could the newly elected government of a low-income country work to achieve a higher life expectancy for its citizens?

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1. Rachel is interested in doing a study of how the Zika virus impacts individuals in different social classes. Her study would be part of the field of _____.

2. Why do citizens in relatively wealthy countries enjoy a longer life expectancy than those in countries with less wealth?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will assess your understanding of the impact of an economy on health. Questions examine how an economy affects longevity; how the Industrial Revolution transformed health in industrialized nations; and how social inequality, even in nations such as the United States, impacts health.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz/worksheet set will help you understand the following:

  • Impact of the economy on health
  • Role of the Industrial Revolution
  • Types of diseases and conditions associated with a nation's economy
  • State of health in the United States

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about social inequality in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as health in low-income versus high-income nations
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the study of the distribution of health and disease in a society's population

Additional Learning

Economics play a direct role in health. Review the lesson titled Economics and Health: Healthcare, Medical Issues & Income, and learn more about:

  • Key facts regarding health in low-income nations
  • Characteristics of medical care in high-income countries
  • Respective roles of epidemiology and social inequality