Socioeconomic Status and Health Outcomes

In this activity, peers try to convince each other of the impact and directionality of socioeconomic status and health outcomes. Prior to section, students are assigned readings on the relationship between socioeconomic status and health.  In pairs, one person has to take the side that SES impacts health outcomes and the other person has to take the position that health impacts SES.  The students talk for approximately 4-5 minutes.  The class then comes together, and, on the board, the instructor uses a chart to fill out arguments and evidence for both sides.  The class then evaluates the two stances.