Sociology Short Answers Assignment

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Sociology Short Answers
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1MAIN BODY...................................................................................................................................1Relationship between social inequality, inequity and health due to rural and remote residencein Australia...................................................................................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................2REFERENCES................................................................................................................................4
INTRODUCTIONRural and remote refers to those area which is consideredto beoutside area of majorcities in Australia1. This essay will highlight the relationship betweensocialinequality,inequality and health due to rural and remote residence in the Australia.MAIN BODYRelationship between social inequality, inequity and health due to rural and remote residence inAustraliaThere is a strong relationship betweensocialinequality, inequity and health in terms ofsocial life of rural and remote residence people and general people of Australia. These all can beunderstood by following -Social Inequality– Social inequality is a situation which occur due to uneven distribution ofresources between various social groups and societies. It also involves the uneven allocationcriteria which enclose lines of socially defined categories of individuals. This discriminationbetween societies or group of people is done on the basis of power, race, religion, cultural values,gender, age, income, employment nature and sexual orientation etc. One of the major social issuewhich is being face by some Australian is Health Inequality. Health Inequality refers to thesituation which occur due tounequaldistribution of health determinants between different socialgroups of people or societies2. One of the major health determinant is “Rural and RemoteResidence”.For instance, due to lack of access to hospitals, people of rural and remote areasfaces high chances of exposing to health risk. They are not getting equal access to the requiredfacilities and infrastructure such assafe drinking water, effective sewage systems, wastecollection services and healthy housing etc., which leads to creation of health inequality inAustralia.As per Susan L. Thomas (2015), australians who are living in rural areas or remotearea experience poor health in comparison to the people who are living in metropolitan residentsthe reason behind this in lack of access to health-care. For example – there is dramatic change inthe health of general population and indigenous people who live in rural & remote area.Due to1Rojas-Zerpa JC, Yusta JM. Application of multicriteria decision methods for electricsupply planning in rural and remote areas. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2015Dec 1;52:557-71.2Weiss GL, Lonnquist LE. The sociology of health, healing, and illness. Routledge; 2017Feb 24.1
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