Gender inequalities in health may be explained by one or more of the following. One or more because at times there are overlaps between some of them.
Write a summary of each explanation. Then consider which one you find most persuasive and explain why.
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As far as morbidity rates are concerned some sociologists argue the statistics may not be totally reliable because people do not always report if they are sick. Women are more likely to go to the doctors than men. The morbidity figures for women are likely to be much higher because they may not go the doctors if they have children to care for. However they may go more because of their caring roles, taking children and accompanying elderly relatives.
Discuss the sociologist below; adding their perspective, a brief summary and an evaluative point