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Prof. univ. dr. Catalin ZAMFIR, Membru Corespondent al Academiei Romane

Prof. univ. dr. Asher BEN-ARIEH, Director Institutul Haruv, Ierusalim, Israel

Prof. univ. dr. Gary B. MELTON, Universitatea Colorado, Denver, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. John LUTZKER, Universitatea Georgia State, Atlanta, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. Michael J. PALMIOTTO, Universitatea Wichita State, Kansas, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. Jill KORBIN, Universitatea Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, SUA

Prof. univ. Keith HALEY, Universitatea Tiffin, Ohio, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. Jimmy TAYLOR, Universitatea Ohio, Zanesville, Ohio, SUA

Prof. univ. dr. Andrea WIGFIELD, Universitatea din Leeds, Leeds, Marea Britanie

Prof. univ. dr. Elizabeth ECKERMANN, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Prof. univ. dr. Renwu TANG, Decan al Facultăţii de Management şi al Academiei Guvernului din Bejing Normal University, Beijing, China

Prof. univ. dr. Amitabh KUNDU, Universitatea Jawaharlal Nehru, New Delhi , India

Prof. univ. dr. Claude MARTIN, Director Cercetare CNRS, Universitatea din Rennes, Franta

Prof. univ. dr. Munyae M. MULINGE, Universitatea United States International (USIU), Nairobi, Kenya

Prof. univ. dr. Manuel Antonio GARRETON, Universitatea din Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Dr. Renata FRANC, Institutul de Stiinte Sociale "Ivo Pilar", Zagreb, Croatia

Prof. univ. dr. Asun LLENA BERNE, Universitatea din Barcelona, Barcelona, Spania

Prof. univ. dr. Nawab Ali KHAN, Universitatea Saman bin Abduaziz, Al Kharj, Regatul Arabiei Saudite

Conf. univ. dr. Nicolae SALI, Universitatea Libera Internationala din Moldova, Chisinau, Moldova

Conf. univ. dr. Mihaela TOMIŢĂ, Universitatea de Vest, Timisoara

Prof. univ. dr. Valeriu IOAN-FRANC, Director Adjunct al Institutului National de Cercetari Economice

Prof. univ. dr. Corina CACE, Academia de Studii Economice

Conf. univ. dr. Mircea ALEXIU, Universitatea de Vest Timisoara

Prof. univ. dr. Stefan COJOCARU, Universitatea "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Iasi


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Print: 1582-8344

Electronic: 2247-6571


Articole:
WORKFORCE COST EFFECTS ON PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY AND SATISFACTION IN ORGANISATIONS
Andries J. du PLESSIS, Pieter S. NEL, Josefino SAN DIEGO
CONSUMPTION, CONSUMER CULTURE AND CONSUMER SOCIETY
Aytekin FIRAT, Kemal Y. KUTUCUOGLU, Isil ARIKAN SALTIK, Ozgur TUNCEL


THE USEFULNESS OF HEALTH DISPARITY: STUMBLING BLOCKS IN THE PATH TO SOCIAL EQUITY

Abstract
Health disparities in the United States have declined little over the past century despite far-reaching technological advances and, especially since the 1980s, heightened consciousness of the problem. Their persistence can be explained in large part by their usefulness to those who hold and seek to consolidate power. Among other things, health disparities help in bolstering master-subservient relationships; shoring up the ideology of rugged individualism; maintaining bureaucratic structures and jobs; providing plausible public enemies; monitoring upstream social ills; and sustaining a flow of research funding. Conditions likely necessary for ameliorating health disparities include open and mutual recognition of several often veiled realities concerning power relations: money equals power; power translates into access to resources; those who hold power are reluctant to part with it; those who lack power serve as convenient scapegoats; and institutions evolve so as to ensure their own survival. Health disparity will remain exceedingly difficult to eradicate so long as health inequities continue to perform useful functions in ways that seem cost effective for groups and individuals seeking to secure their power. A readiness to work around stumbling blocks in the path to equity-arrived at via frank and equitable discourse among community members and leaders in pursuit of vital community goals-will likely hinge upon heightened awareness not only of the cumulative economic burden imposed by health inequality but also of the extent to which even the most powerful are intrinsically dependent upon other members of the community.
Cuvinte cheie
health disparities; healthcare reform; minority health; politics; power relations.

Autor
A. Henry ELIASSEN
PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, University of Houston-Downtown, 1 Main Street, N1067, Houston, TX 77002-1014, USA. Tel: 713-221-2763. Fax: 713-221-8144. E-mail: eliassena@uhd.edu

Cum citez
Eliassen, H. (2013). THE USEFULNESS OF HEALTH DISPARITY: STUMBLING BLOCKS IN THE PATH TO SOCIAL EQUITY, Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 1/2013, 3-25


Acknowledgement for editing contribution to Grace OGILBY, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, USA


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JCPP Nr. 1 2017



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