Professor Benjamin Powell defines sweatshops and explains that the actions of the anti-sweatshop protest movement will not actually improve workers' situations. Sweatshops are a stage in every country's economic development, and worker conditions and wages can only improve with time and further advances. He also offers a way for activists to effectively speed this process and incentivize the payment of higher wages.
- Type of Content: Documentary
- Title: Sweatshop Wages and Third-World Workers: Are the Wages Worth the Sweat?
- Publisher: The Institute for Humane Studies
- Publication year: 2011
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- Discipline: Business & Management
- Subject: Business Ethics (general), Employee, Industrial & Labor Relations, Organization Studies (general)
- Duration: 00:35:29
- Keywords: activism and social justice, advocacy groups, agriculture, alternative activities, anti-sweatshop movement, bias in scientific studies, boycotts, business and management, capital (economics), certification, child labor, clothing industry, coercion, development patterns, economic behavior, economic conditions, economic growth, economic policy, employee benefits, ethical consumerism, freedom of association, health and safety, income distribution, international labor standards, labor force, labor markets, labor unions, literature reviews, living wage campaign, low wage production, monetary policy, multinational corporation, national income, Nike, Inc., opportunity costs, policy analysis, poverty and education, poverty assessment, productivity, profit making organizations, prostitution, protests and demonstrations, reform, Skills development, Social change, Status attainment, Strategies for change, Subjectivity, Subsistence level income, Supply and demand, Sweatshop labor, Sweatshops, tariffs and quotas, unintended consequences, unskilled work, value creation, voluntary work, wages, working conditions
Academic: Benjamin PowellOnline ISBN:9781473980969Copyright: 2011, The Institute for Humane Studies