By doing a comparative study of several countries who utilize a circular economy, have a superior waste management system, and are an industrialized country, this thesis will come to the conclusion as to whether or not better waste management equates to a better economy in the long run. Based on the findings of the comparative study, the thesis will make policy suggestions on how to improve the United States waste management system and economy. Lastly, the thesis will seek to provide solutions and alternatives to waste management in the United States through innovative technology and processes from other countries and from original concepts.
The gender pay gap has narrowed since 1980, but it has remained relatively stable over the past decade. The purpose of this thesis is to determine if there is a link between religiosity and the participation of women in the workforce as well as the gender pay gap.
Using statistical data from online databases and surveys, we examined the following countries: Norway, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States through their religiosity levels, gender pay gaps, labor participation rates, and estimated incomes of men and women. Our findings suggest that there is a correlation between religiosity levels and the gender gaps in the countries we analyzed.