Income Inequality And Political Polarization In American Politics

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Income Inequality And Political Polarization In American Politics

Description

American politics has ground to a halt in part due to increasing partisan behavior in Congress. Since the 1960s, the Republican and Democrat Parties have experienced significant ideological divergence on economic and social issues. By measuring the change in the ideologies of members of Congress from each state since 1960, I will identify which states have undergone the most rapid ideological polarization. I will then calculate the change in economic inequality of each state over the same time period. Using these data sets and regression analysis, I intend to establish a correlative link between greater degrees of political polarization and greater levels of economic inequality.
Michael Welsh

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Keene State College

Creator

Matt Derrickson

Date

2015-04-11

Identifier

http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12088/7590

Language

en_US

Subject

Political Science

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Presentation

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