Working conditions, work outcomes, and policy in Asian developing countries

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This paper reviews academic studies of the causes and consequences of poor conditions in developing country garment factories with a special emphasis on causes and potential solutions for South Asia. This review provides an introduction to some of the leading academic literature and ideas that are important for understanding the persistence of poor labor practices and possible policies to address these conditions.

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Subjects: Industry; Culture and society; Equity; Employment; Governance; Income; Management

Keywords: Social development; Working conditions; Employment practice; Occupational health and safety; Regulation; Hours of work; Wage rate; Sexual harassment; Personnel management

Geographic subjects: Asia

Published: Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2016

Physical description: 35 p.

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Series: ADB economics working paper; no. 497, September 2016

ISSN: 2313-6537, 2313-6545 (online)

Resource type: Working paper

Rights: This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO license (CC BY 3.0 IGO). By using the content of this publication, you agree to be bound by the terms of this license. To view a copy of the licence visit:

Call number: TD/TNC 127.516

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