Health and Social Care a-Level Unit 7 M2 and D1

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M2- Use different sociological perspectives to discuss patterns and trends of health and illness in TWO different social groups. I’m going to write about two different social groups, Gender and Social Class because Feminism fits in to gender and Marxism fits into Social Class. D1- Evaluate different sociological explanations for patterns and trends of health and illness in two different social groups. Social Class- Marxism.

M2: This table shows that people who live in most deprived areas are more likely to smoke, are less likely to have a good education, they more than likely lived in poverty as a child. This table also shows that the least deprived people are the people with the most education and then end up becoming a professional or a manager. The Marxist approach would suggest that the least deprived are the ruling class and the most deprived are the working class in the hierarchy Marxists believe the most deprived people shouldn’t have an education they think they should be working for the least deprived people (Middle class) in factories and other places like that, they know that the most deprived may get ill from the working conditions but they don’t have to pay very much for the labour. D1: Marxists are for the most deprived people having less or even no education and the least deprived people have more education, because least deprived people have more money and also means more control and Marxists are for control over the most deprived. Marxism doesn’t really explain why most deprived people are actually most deprived, and who is left suffering and it doesn’t exactly explain who is in the most deprived group of people and for example, if someone who has an income of £10,000 or £5,000 a year would the person who earns £10,000 be part of the most deprived compared to a person who earns £50,000 a year? Also if someone who earns £5,000 a year and someone on benefits who have about £200 or so a week or every two weeks, we don’t know where they’d be classed...
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