Sweatshop Working Conditions and Employee Welfare: Say it Ain't Sew
Comparative Economics Studies, Volume 55, Issue 2 (June 2013)
Posted: 12 Nov 2014
Date Written: June 2013
This study surveys workers at two firms accused of being sweatshops by the National Labor Committee. We find that the wages and working conditions are superior to the workers’ prior employment. The mix of compensation between wages and working conditions reflects employee preferences and employees found their conditions less satisfactory when a firm capitulated to activist demands.
Keywords: Sweatshops, Working Conditions, Compensating Differentials
JEL Classification: J81, J33, O54, Z1
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