Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Bachelor of Arts
Date of Expected Graduation
In this research project, I examine the factors that impact the economic success of an individual within the United States. In particular, I investigate the impact of inherent privilege and the impact which socioeconomic upbringing has on the economic success of an individual within American society. This investigation into economic success and the impact of inherent privilege will examine both poor and affluent U.S. citizen populations to find common factors present within both groups. The research will then examine how these factors impact an individual’s overall economic success as a result of the barriers which are inherent based on an individual’s socioeconomic status. Through this research, I hope to determine if there are systemic racial barriers to economic success within American society and support these findings through historical and empirical data.
Dr. Ronald Gelleny
Dr. Phillip Marcin
Dr. Nancy Marion
Honors Faculty Advisor
Render Jr., Jason, "Economic Success in the United States" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1319.
Honors Research Project_ Jason Render Jr..docx (3553 kB)
Final Honors Research Paper
Honors Project Final Signature Page.pdf (3114 kB)
Final Signature Page