The Impact Of Sweatshops Rules And Regulations

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NK TSHEBI 213509655 ECHS 102 TUTORIAL 4
Sweatshops rules and regulations have a negative impact on the economic growth of a country and this has increased the level of attention towards sweatshops since economic growth is the most effective way of eradicating poverty in developing countries (Powell & Zwolinski, 2012). Sweatshops are factories with poor working conditions, low wages and the workers work long hours. The big international companies end up manufacturing in the developing countries due to the limited rules and regulations within the developing countries. Through this these corporations get access to cheap labour and not so strict rules. The developing countries end up lowering their labour standards and their safety needs in order to attract the international
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Sweatshops can have a negative impact on the economic prosperity of a country, low wages and poor working standards can also hinder development economic and within the developing countries. According to Balko (2004), in China, the presence of sweatshops have allowed the country’s per capita income to double within 10 years only whilst during the industrial revolution era, the per capita income of Great Britain took 58 years to double. The USA depends on the Asian countries for its development and these Asian countries have their rules and regulations with regards to minimum wages but they end up being exploited due to lack of global regulations (Bartley, 2007). Many of these sweatshops hire children as their labour force and this hinders economic development of the country. Some scholars continue to criticise the sweatshops but some view sweatshops as essential for modernization and economic
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