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The Human Cost from the Industrial Growth in China
In recent years, many studies have examined the effects of economic development on the health and mortality of people. Many studies have found that growth in income has positive effects on improving health and reducing mortality in developing countries. However, the effects of growth on workplace fatalities in developing countries has been ignored.
Although the government alleges that workplace safety has improved, the number of workplace deaths has been increasing over the years. Mr. Andrew Kim said, “the frequent occurrence of serious accidents that claim hundreds of lives in China has aroused the concern of both the public and the government” (Kim). Many believe that rapid
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This opportunity provides a gain from exchange as domestic consumers buy cheaper imported goods and producers can export goods at higher foreign prices.
Second, the high industrial fatality rate is also the consequence of a calculated strategy by employers to save the safety equipment and keep costs low. As Ms. Aubrey Lee said, the increasing competition in both the domestic and international markets pushed firms to take every available measure to reduce costs, which includes under investing in safety equipment or training (Lee). For example, if China’s coal mining industry followed safety regulations, then the cost of production would increase by four times, which is why many coal mining firms simply ignore such regulations.
The cost of production will increase if the coal mining industries follow regulations so they ignored them. If China’s coal mining industry followed safety regulations, then the cost of production would increase by four times. Reducing costs includes under investing in safety equipment or training. Many coal mining firms simply ignore such regulations. Industrial production measures the output of business integrated. The increasing competition in both the domestic and international markets pushed firms to take every available measure to reduce costs.
Third, about millions of unskilled and poor workers migrating from rural areas to the dangerous industries has increased the accident rate.
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