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Race, Class, and Gender in the United States, 10th Edition | Macmillan Learning for InstructorsResults support an intersectionality approach, with all demographic groups exhibiting worse functional limitation trajectories than White Men. These health disparities remained stable with age—except among Black Women who experience a trajectory of accelerated disablement. Findings highlight the utility of an intersectionality approach to understanding health disparities. We use data from the nationally representative — Health and Retirement Study HRS to investigate intra-individual change in functional limitations among White, Black and Mexican American Men and Women, and the extent to which differences in life course capital O'Rand, account for initial disparities and rates of change with age between groups. The current study advances our understanding of health disparities in several ways.
Roberta Fiske-Rusciano Ph. D in Anthropology, Rutgers University, , M. She has published three books entitled Experiencing Race, Class, and Gender in the United States Editions 4, 5, and 6 , as well as several chapters in other volumes. Her research interests include the theoretical and practical problems of carrying on "Difficult Dialogues" by videoconferencing with universities in the Middle East; cultural anthropological field techniques; medical anthropology; visual anthropology; policy challenges in multi-ethnic cities; and refugee women and global identities. American Anthropological Association "Statement on Race" 3.
In spite of significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of most chronic diseases, there is evidence that racial and ethnic minorities tend to receive lower quality of care than nonminorities and that, patients of minority ethnicity experience greater morbidity and mortality from various chronic diseases than nonminorities. Three studies published in this issue of the journal provide new insight to the sources of and contributing factors to racial and ethnic disparities in health care. In the first study, Trivedi and Ayanian 2 conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 54, respondents to the California Health Interview Survey to assess the relationship between perceptions of health care discrimination and use of health services. Those that reported discrimination were less likely to receive some preventive care services; however, adjusting for perceived discrimination did not eliminate the observed racial, gender, and insurance disparities in receipt of preventive care. The second study by Huang et al.
In recent decades, sociologists have increasingly adopted an intersectionality framework to explore and explain the complex and interconnected nature of inequalities in the areas of race, class, and gender. Using an inclusion-centered approach and a sample of low-socioeconomic-status SES African American women, the authors theorize and explore the role of racial and gender discrimination in the stress process. Analyses examine relationships between social stressors racial and gender discrimination and individual stressors occurring in each of six distinct social contexts. Furthermore, the authors evaluate the effects of racial and gender discrimination as compared to individual stressors on three indicators of mental health and well-being. Findings suggest that racial and gender discrimination increases risk for poor health and low well-being, working both directly and indirectly through increased vulnerability to individual stressors. This research demonstrates the value of a more comprehensive study of stressors that influence the health of low-SES African American women and other multiply disadvantaged groups.
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Intersectionality theory, a way of understanding social inequalities by race, gender, class, and sexuality that emphasizes their mutually constitutive natures, possesses potential to uncover and explicate previously unknown health inequalities. In this paper, the intersectionality principles of "directionality," "simultaneity," "multiplicativity," and "multiple jeopardy" are applied to inequalities in self-rated health by race, gender, class, and sexual orientation in a Canadian sample. The Canadian Community Health Survey 2. The additive stage involved regressing self-rated health on race, gender, class, and sexual orientation singly and then as a set. The intersectional stage involved consideration of two-way and three-way interaction terms between the inequality variables added to the full additive model created in the previous stage.