Business Economics and Public Policy Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

2006

Publication Source

California Review Management

Volume

48

Issue

2

Start Page

144

Last Page

160

DOI

10.2307/41166342

Abstract

For many concerned citizens and consumers, international labor standards have a strong intuitive appeal as a remedy to address poor working conditions and low wages in developing countries. The underlying rationale is straight-forward: if we could pressure multinational corporations to significantly improve the working conditions and wages for unskilled workers in the developing world, we would not only improve the lives of hundreds of millions of the poorest workers, but companies operating in developed countries would no longer be forced to compete “unfairly” with developing country manufacturers who can draw on unlimited pools of cheap labor.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Harrison,Ann & Scorse, Jason , Improving the Conditions of Workers? Minimum Wage Legislation and Anti-Sweatshop Activism, California Review Management (Volume.48, No.2) pp. 144-160. Copyright © 2006 SAGE. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.