Date of Last Revision

2023-05-02 23:45:48


Political Science - American Politics

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2017


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.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Ron Gelleny

First Reader

Dr. Phil Marcin

Second Reader

Dr. Terrence O'Sullivan



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