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Out of poverty : improving lives and economic growth

By: Powell, Benjamin

Part of the Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society series
1107688930 / 9781107688933
Paperback
338.90091724
10/03/2014
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England
200 pages : illustrations (black and white).
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This book provides a comprehensive defense of third-world sweatshops.

It explains how these sweatshops provide the best available opportunity to workers and how they play an important role in the process of development that eventually leads to better wages and working conditions.

Using economic theory, the author argues that much of what the anti-sweatshop movement has agitated for would actually harm the very workers they intend to help by creating less desirable alternatives and undermining the process of development.

Nowhere does this book put 'profits' or 'economic efficiency' above people.

Improving the welfare of poorer citizens of third world countries is the goal, and the book explores which methods best achieve that goal.

Out of Poverty will help readers understand how activists and policy makers can help third world workers.

BIC:

KCF Labour economics, KCM Development economics & emerging economies

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