Effects Of Economics On Political Change

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The findings of this study leads to puzzling discoveries. Moving forward, researchers should look at effects of economics on political change in the South at a local level as well as at the state level. While the findings suggest a decline in agriculture affected party strength, the more general question about economic change affecting party strength/partisanship needs further exploration. There were more economic changes occurring in the South besides agricultural decline. The South also experienced increases in its manufacturing, government and services sectors during the time under study. Under the current hypothesis as a community becomes less agricultural, people most people made more money and became more susceptible economic fluctuations because of government policy. Is there an intervening step between the decline in agriculture and the increase in income and class awareness? Did manufacturing or service sector increases contribute to the rise of the Republican Party in the South? One of several reasons this work was not completed in the current project is because much of the data used on manufacturing, service and government sector jobs is not available for several census years. The lack of reliable census data made any attempt to get an accurate assessment of the effect of these other economic changes unreliable for the current time series cross sectional regression models.
An analysis looking at the county level comes with both new opportunities as well as…
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