Compare And Contrast The Arguments For And Against Sweatshops

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Compare and contrast the arguments for and against sweatshops.
A sweatshop is a factory where employees work for longer hours with minimal wages provided and with a poor working condition. Having sweatshops in a country have advantages and disadvantages.
There are few advantages of having sweatshops. First, it gives many people the opportunity to work. Thus it will reduce the unemployment rate in a particular country.
Second, sweatshops help people to earn income so that they can support their family and has the ability to fulfill their own personal needs. Even though the income is not highly paid but some people are willing to take this job because in their opinion earning something is better than nothing .For example, based on the case titled
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Based on the case study Two Cheers for Sweatshops, Nicholas (2000) points out that at first when sweatshops introduced, India rejected it while Taiwan and South Korea accepted it and now we all can see that Taiwan and South Korea are more successful and developed countries compared to India. This can be shown when Taiwan and South Korea have low infants morality rates and high levels of education while India has a higher infant mortality rate. So basically sweatshops have lowered the rates of infant…show more content…
First, sweatshops have poor working conditions. Examples of poor working conditions are factories are not ventilated; no toilets, have to work for longer hours, there is no emergency exists and minimum wages are given. There are some owners of sweatshops who forced their employees to work for longer hours but pay a minimum wage. This is proved in a case called Two Cheers for Sweatshops, Mongkol’s daughter had to work for nine hours straight but she is only paid $2 a day. She also works six days in a week. The poor working conditions actually can affect a person mental and physical
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