Presentation on theme: "CHAPTER 11 Gender, Age, and Health"— Presentation transcript:
1 CHAPTER 11 Gender, Age, and Health Sociology4/8/2017CHAPTER 11 Gender, Age, and HealthSection 1: GenderSection 2: Age and DisabilitySection 3: HealthChapter 11
2 Objectives: Section 1: Gender Analyze how gender roles affect the opportunities available to men and women in society.Explain how gender roles are affected by socialization.
3 Gender Roles and Opportunities Section 1: GenderGender Roles and OpportunitiesEducation – still gender distinctions in degree majors, fewer women pursuing doctoral or professional degrees, and less funding for women’s college athleticsEmployment – still a wage gap and a glass ceiling for womenPolitics – underrepresented in politics
4 Gender Roles and Socialization Section 1: GenderGender Roles and SocializationIn virtually all societies, gender socialization begins at birth and continues throughout lifeChildren learn American gender-role behaviors through socialization such as in the family or at school
5 Objectives: Section 2: Age and Disability Discuss the effect that the aging of the population is having on society.Explain how the aging of the population is affecting the life chances of older Americans.
6 The Aging World Section 2: Age and Disability Economic Effects – rising cost of health care, cost of Social Security; burden to family and younger workers; living longer in retirementPolitical Effects – becoming a stronger political force; organized voting bloc, focusing on health care, retirement, and Social Security
7 Aging and Life Changes of Older Americans Section 2: Age and DisabilityAging and Life Changes of Older AmericansSome people claim that government transfer payments like Social Security have made older Americans financially secure at the expense of younger generationsOlder Americans have to deal with poverty, disabilities, prejudice, and discriminationOlder Americans have become a political force and a topic of debate thus bringing greater attention to Social Security and Medicare
8 Objectives: Section 3: Health Describe the state of health care in the United States.Identify some of the special health-care concerns of various segments of American society.
9 Health Care in the U.S. Section 3: Health Focuses on Two Main Issues: Cost of Health Care – concern over the rapid rise in health care costsQuality of Health Care – some believe that managed care has decreased the quality of health careAccess to Health Care – distribution of physicians, both geographically and within the medical profession, has limited accessibility to health care
10 Health Care Concerns Today Section 3: HealthHealth Care Concerns TodayHealth Insurance – unequal health care exists between public and private insurance programsAlternative Medicine – is a concern because there are few scientific studies on the effectiveness of alternative treatmentsAIDS – has developed into one of the most serious public-health problems in the U.S. and around the world in just two decades