Employment in lower class is very low as most of the jobs
they work are unskilled and long hours with lower salary. Example in the south
of England has the highest employment than the north west of midland.
Furthermore, low income societies don’t see as much value in
education then that of the middle class and high-class parents do to their children.
also, they are more likely to go public school and drop out of school early. They
are more likely to work long hours, so it is difficult for them to visit
schools and they might also see education as of less importance because they
might have found their own education had little relevance to their jobs. That’s
why some low-income students are less motivated in school and thus they have
lower level of achievement Contrary to Middle class people and upper class who
highly value education and begin promoting its value to their children at a
very young age.
Working class have a poor nutrition habit they consume a lot of
fast food and very little healthy eating. therefore, increased risk of developing
health issues and diseases such as unhealthy lifestyles, increase stress levels
and malnutrition ultimately affecting health in the lower classes. lifestyle
choices affect health as it can be seen in the level of obesity and
alcohol-related diseases, also they were more likely to smoke than those from
higher income as well. Those with Low income have shown to be more associated
with a higher prevalence of dementia. They also show an increase in psychiatric
comorbidity and a worse baseline of cognitive functioning people with low class
they are more likely to die early from heart disease, stroke, diabetes, asthma
and cancer (Redline & Williams, 2012)
On the other hand, the lower class mostly has a low income,
limited access to education, poor housing or homelessness and high
unemployment. These societies are in a variety of areas across the nation most
of their houses in a council estate, high-rise apartment buildings, poor housing,
reduced green space and unsafe areas. Furthermore, a health of these societies
can be low because the house where they lived can be often found near high traffic
and industrial area. Physical and mental instable can occur in residents, a
possible cause of this would be the neighbours constantly moving in and out of the
neighbourhood leading to less social interaction. Residents are also losing
their homes because the landlords allow the buildings to go into foreclosure,
leaving renters homeless. These factors broaden health inequalities between the
Example in the south of England has the highest employment
than the north west of midland
Example upper class they can get minima salary £100,000
average a year. which clearly shows they have a continuous advantage above the Lower-Class
society in relation to education and their level of incomes.
Additionally, the upper class seem to be superior in terms of
education as well. They are wealthy, can afford the best education possible for
their children and can attend highly ranked universities. They are almost
always assured a well-paying secured future because of this. Their children of friends will also come from
the same backgrounds with the same opportunities and privileges all with the
same mindset of entitlement. For the Upper-Class schools and university’s form
a continuous pathway into future career options. In terms of this they have the
highest employment level and they have the highest qualifications in the UK. This
can show upper class they have more educational opportunities, greater future,
financial security and better job prospects in the societies.
Wealthy societies tend to consume a better nutrition
such as “whole grains, lean meats, fish low fat dairy products and fresh vegetables”
(Drewnowski 2008) This is because they can afford this kind of healthy food
over the lower classes.
Health is the combination
of physical, social and mental wellbeing and be free from diseases and illness.
(Allied Health Dictionary online). The upper Class has the uppermost status in
society, with higher salary and influence in the community. To start with, the location
someone lives can have impact on the quality of the house they live. They might
have with modern insulators in the building and a green area with enjoyable views.
Upper class people have better opportunity for great private and public
healthcare because they can get better access without waiting list for NHS also
they have a lot of opportunity to travel out of the country to get better
health care. There is better chance to
combat illness and disease when you have access to this kind of healthcare.
People that live in more affluent areas can often avoid unhygienic places
usually associated with the lower classes. Due to the upper classes lavish
surroundings and more hygienic environments, the spread of illness and disease
seems to be very low people live in better environment this
can have a hugely positive impact on their health as they can avoid illness and
disease from unhygienic places. However, example if people in (Reference) were
to get ill, they have access to the best treatment available in their area.
Hence, their recovery will be much quicker than an (reference)resident who may
have to wait on a long waiting list to only be seen in a public hospital which
may be mediocre at best.
(Goldthorpe, J. H. (2000)
The aim of this essay is to explain how socio-economic class
and social situation can have an impact on an individual’s health such as upper
class, middle class and working class. Socio-economic factors have a massive
impact in society and the world around us this highlighted to (Marxism Theory).
Hence things such as geographical location, education status, employment and
income level will be scrutinised to see whether they influence a person’s
health. Socio-economic is how a person financial activity is related to do a
social process that they live in