Negative Effects Of Industrialization On Factory Workers

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Negative Effects of Industrialization on Factory Workers
Over the past decade the industry of production has evolved from the simple process of the creation of goods to an elaborate method of fabrication and distribution. Many changes in how things can be made have revolutionized the way the manufacturing industry meets it goals.This transition into an efficient system of manufacturing benefited many such as the consumer but at the expense of the worker making these goods and products. Bruce Rockowitz, a Hong Kong-based business executive told the The New York Times that “Consumers are ultimately the ones responsible for dangerous conditions in garment assembly plants in the Global South” ("Who Really Benefits From Sweatshops?"). It is the consumers and their unwillingness to pay higher prices for goods that force factory owners to neglect certain rights to the workers. Although industrialization allowed for a faster and less expensive method of production, modern factories in China operate in such a way that negatively affects the workers due to overworking, the lack of safety regulations in the factories, and unfair wages that employees earn.
Companies based in China have to produce more peak manufacturing seasons because there is an increase in demand for products around this time. . The Fair Labor Association has researched and surveyed Chinese factories over a two year period and found that the excessive amounts of hours worked by the employees have a physical and…
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