* Elasticity of Demand * The demand for disposable diapers should be considered as elastic. This is because a decrease in the price will lead to an increase in revenue. Even though a lesser price is received per unit, enough additional units are sold to more than make up for the lower price. When the prices are lower, people will be more inclined to stock up or to buy bigger packages at one time. They will also be more likely to buy the premium diapers that they do not usually purchase due to the higher price.
Asses the impact of Income upon Health. To what extent is there a link between income and health? There have always been inequalities in health in the UK. In more recent years, these inequalities have been thought to have connections with income – richer people have better health than those in poverty. This is true to a certain extent but race, geography, lifestyle and other factors play a role as well.
Alot of studies into health inequalities rely on morality, death, and morbidity, illness, data. The results are usually presented in rates as this is less crude and it creates a more meaningful study. Poorer areas will only have small corner shops as large supermarkets won't build in areas that won't be able to afford the upkeep of the shop. This will mean there are more little corner shops with higher prices just because the shopkeepers know that they can charge higher as the community prefer not to travel to get their weekly shopping. The conditions people live in contribute to the health of a person.
Materialist and structural explanation Due to data gotten from statistics, this explanation supports the idea that social factors like gender, ethnicity and class play an important role on the impact on health. It explains the level of health patterns and inequalities in the population between the social classes. However a weakness is that believes people should not be responsible for the risky lifestyle choices they make and also believe that people do not have the power to their health experience. The Materialist explanation concentrates on the hazards in society and to which some people have no choice but to be exposed eg the lower classes are exposed to more unhealthy environments because they do more dangerous work, have poorer housing, have fewer resources available to secure good health and are unable to use the health services. * -------------------------------------------------
As the ageing population continues to grow, the dependency ratio will continue to rise and there the ratio of workers to dependents in unbalanced. There are less people to support those that are dependent both financially, through taxes perhaps, and socially. To combat this, Governments could increase taxes so that there was more funding to support the elderly, as in pay for their residential and medical care, but this would cause disputes among taxpayers. An alternative to this would be to revoke pension and service rights or by introducing a cost, which would exclude elderly people that belonged to the proletariat. Marxist would suggest that introducing a higher tax or introducing costs for welfare support would be society’s way of extending the oppression of the proletariat, keeping them poor and preventing revolution to form a communist
This is usually based on factors such as income, ownership of property and occupation. People in the lower groupings of social class might not be able to change their behaviour after seeing health education campaigns because they have experienced the poorest health in society, they might believe that they have little control over their health, they might not be able to afford to make changes to their health lifestyle and they could find it harder to access health services (for example there could be less GP services in lower social class areas). People in higher social classes are more likely to be influenced by health campaigns because of money, time and understanding of health campaigns (people of higher social classes spend more years in
Men are physically stronger than women but anatomy but stronger does not mean better all the time. They are not as smart as women as there are more women in gifted programs, etc. Women think more because it compensates for the lack of physical strength. Just because we are have differences of characteristics, it’s more important to embrace those differences and work together as a group. A lot of times, men think that they should order for women, pay the bills, etc.
Socialized Medicine Is socialized medicine or privatized medicine a better healthcare system for the United States? Some countries have endured several losses in technology because of socialized medicine. You can see this when you compare the privatized and the socialized systems by the outnumbering of machines. There are several disadvantages in the socialized system because of the lack in technology. In addition, without simple necessities, like machines, several un-needed death occur.
They were mainly looked after in hospitals and were regarded as second class citizens who were deemed not to have the same rights as those “able bodied” and those of “sound mind”. However as society developed it became more affluent, much more civilised, but more importantly educated. It began to see people with disabilities/mental illness etc. to have the same rights as everyone else and The Human Rights Act 1998 and The Mental Capacity Act (2005) were introduced to protect such rights of anyone. But even before such acts were introduced the idea was shifting from “patients” being generically diagnosed and treated, to “service users” who were seen as individuals in their own right with their own rights, choices and ideas.
People are more awareness of health and fitness. This is another factor to reduce their drinking habits. Economic – As the economic situation is turning bad in Europe and high unemployment rates. People will force on buying the basic needs but the non-essential products such as beer. Social – Substitute drinks are competitive in the market such as non-alcoholic beers and wine.