One of the interesting political developments since the 1980s is the degree to which white working-class people, particularly males, are voting and registering as Republicans. White working-class males continue to identify with the Republican Party despite the fact that conservative Republican economic policies have resulted in no mean wage increase since the 1970s; large-scale reductions in well-paying manufacturing jobs; downturns in union memberships; and increased concentration of wealth, resulting in a disparity in income gaps between rich and poor, lack of affordable health care, cuts in benefits/retirements, and increasing tuition for higher education necessary for many jobs (Frank, 2004).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Late to Class|
|Subtitle of host publication||Social Class and Schooling in the New Economy|
|Publisher||State University of New York Press|
|Number of pages||26|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2007|