Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Supply Chain Management
From understanding why adoption matters to drilling down why same sex male couples are not adopting at high rates, more questions are raised than answers found. But all of the complexities and intricacies boil down to one umbrella question: How can the economy shift the equilibrium (i.e., current state of adoption in America) to be more equitable, empowering, and efficient for everyone? Specifically, how can policy choices help increase the demand of gay couples to adopt -- helping to close the gap between gay and lesbian adoption rates? The “lowest hanging fruit” policy remedy for this problem is to alleviate the barriers for LGBT+ couples to adopt. How can policy choices help increase the demand of gay couples to adopt – helping close the gap between gay and lesbian adoption rates?
LGBTQ+, adoption, children, economic impact, economic barriers
Schoonover, A. (2022). What are the Economic Barriers for a more Efficient Adoption Equilibrium? Analyzing the Perceived Challenges LGBTQ+ Persons Face in the Adoption Process. Economics Undergraduate Honors Theses Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/econuht/38