“The proposal should include a research question and a brief justification of why it is interesting; an explanation of how your topic relates to health and inequality; the data you want to use and why it is good to answer your research question; and a list of 10 articles/books that you view as appropriate to situate your research within”.
Possible Essay Questions:
1) Addressing inequality in times of Covid-19
2) The covid-19 pandemic and health and inequalities
–> here I will look into:
Historical evidence of inequalities in pandemics, the syndemic of covid 19, chronic disease and the social determinants of health, talk about the lockdown and the economic crisis and the health inequalities.
3) What are the complications of Covid-19?
4) what are the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on mental health?
5) Pandemic inequalities: emerging infectious diseases and health equity
6) The Disproportional impact of Covid-19 on African-Americans
“You do need to have an empirical component to your paper, so it will have to be clear what you plan on using”
10 appropriate articles relevant for this Essay:
Elo., Irma T.2009.“Social Class Differentials in Health and Mortality: Patterns and Explanations in Comparative Perspective.”Annual Review of Sociology, 35:1, 553-572 Phelan, J. C., Link, B. G., Diez-Roux, A., Kawachi, I., & Levin, B. (2004). “Fundamental Causes” of Social Inequalities in Mortality: A Test of the Theory. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 45(3), 265–285. https://doi.org/10.1177/002214650404500303
Krieger, Nancy. 2001. Theories for social epidemiology in the 21st century: An ecosocial perspective. International Journal of Epidemiology, 30:668-677. https://ibs.colorado.edu/jessor/psych7536-805/readings/krieger-2001_TheoriesforSocialEpidemiology.pdf
Elo., Irma T.2009.“Social Class Differentials in Health and Mortality: Patterns and Explanations in Comparative Perspective.”Annual Review of Sociology, 35:1, 553-572
Beckfield, Jason. 2018. Political Sociology and the People ́s Health. New York: Oxford University Press.
White, Alexandre I. R. 2018. “Global Risks, Divergent Pandemics: Contrasting Responses to Bubonic Plague and Smallpox in 1901 Cape Town.” Social Science History 42:135–58. White, Alexandre. 2020. “Historical linkages: epidemic threat, economic risk, and xenophobia. The Lancet, 395:1250-1251.https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30737-6.
Bo Burström, and Wenjing Tao. 2020.“Social determinants of health and inequalities in COVID-19, European Journal of Public Health, Volume 30, Issue 4, August 2020, Pages 617–618, https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckaa095
Coronini-Cronberg, S., Maile, E. J. and Majeed, A. (2020) ‘Health inequalities: the hidden cost of COVID-19 in NHS hospital trusts?’, Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, 113(5), pp. 179–184. doi: 10.1177/0141076820925230.
Higuera, K. (2020) ‘The Privilege of Social Distancing’, Contexts, 19(4), pp. 22–25. doi:10.1177/1536504220977930.
Pothen, J. M. (2020) ‘Gentrification, Social Networks, and COVID-19’, Contexts, 19(4), pp. 32–35. doi:10.1177/1536504220977932.
Fitzpatrick, K. M., Harris, C. and Drawve, G. (2020) ‘The Consequences of COVID-19 Fear’, Contexts, 19(4), pp. 42–45. doi: 10.1177/1536504220977934.
Deere, D.D. & Doss, C.R. 2006. The gender asset gap: What do we know and why does it matter? [online]. [Cited 15 April 2020]. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13545700500508056
Segerstrom SC, Miller GE. Psychological stress and the human immune system: a meta- analytic study of 30 years of inquiry. Psychol Bull 2004;130:601–30.
FAO. 2020d. Migrant workers and the COVID-19 pandemic. Rome. https://doi.org/10.4060/ca8559en.
FAO. 2020e. Addressing the impacts of COVID-19 in food crises | April–December 2020: FAO’s component of the Global COVID-19 Humanitarian Response Plan. Rome. https://doi.org/10.4060/ca8497en.
FAO. 2020f. COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chains: How to respond? Rome. https://doi.org/10.4060/ca8388en.
Peterman, A., Behrman, J.A. & Quisumbing, A.R. 2014. “A review of empirical evidence on gender differences in nonland agricultural inputs, technology, and services in developing countries”. In Quisumbing, A.R., Meinzen-Dick, R., Raney, T.L., Croppenstedt, A., Behrman, J.A. & Peterman, A. eds. Gender in Agriculture, pp. 145–186. Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer.
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