Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science - American Politics
Dr. Ron Gelleny
Dr. Phil Marcin
Dr. Terrence O'Sullivan
This study utilizes a multi-method research approach in order to explore the connections between union membership, laissez-faire economic policy, and income inequality in the United States. The findings suggest that declining rates of trade union density are found to be correlated with an increase in levels of income and economic inequality. Further, the implementation of laissez-faire policy and neoliberalism was found to play a role in creating conditions that exacerbate income inequality and the resulting political instability.
Bell, Zarek L., "The Impact of Union Membership and Economic Policy on Income Inequality in the UnitedStates" (2017). Honors Research Projects. 515.