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Reaction Essay: Understanding Sweatshops
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REACTION ESSAY: UNDERSTANDING SWEATSHOPS 2
Reaction Essay: Understanding Sweatshops
Sweatshops are an opportunity for people in developing countries. However, few
individuals from developed countries regard working in these third world factories (sweatshops)
since they regard the wages and working conditions in these factories to be worse than
opportunities they can get from developed countries. Sweatshops and manufacturing in the
developed world can be understood using various economic concepts. Also, domestic policies
present both positive and negative impacts on the workers in sweatshops. Moreover, it is
essential to understand the influence of international protests on sweatshop workers. This paper
reviews the academic article Sweatshops, Opportunity Costs, and Non-Monetary
Compensation: Evidence from El Salvador” by Skarbek et al. (2012) and Sweatshops and Third
World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat?” by Powell and Skarbek (2004).
Skarbek et al. (2012) used field interview evidence to investigate alternative opportunities
for employment for sweatshop workers in El Salvador. The researchers also examined the
perceptions of these workers on the types of non-monetary benefits from the current sweatshops'
employment. On the other hand, Powell and Skarbek (2004) compared wages in the apparel
industry and individual firms' wages that are accused to be sweatshops as a measure of living
standards in economies in developing countries. Together combined, the two articles assist in
understanding the economic concepts to understand sweatshops and manufacturing in the
developing world, the influence of domestic policies on sweatshop workers, and the influence of
international protests on sweatshop workers.

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Running head: REACTION ESSAY: UNDERSTANDING SWEATSHOPS Reaction Essay: Understanding Sweatshops Name Institutional Affiliation 1 REACTION ESSAY: UNDERSTANDING SWEATSHOPS 2 Reaction Essay: Understanding Sweatshops Sweatshops are an opportunity for people in developing countries. However, few individuals from developed countries regard working in these third world factories (sweatshops) since they regard the wages and working conditions in these factories to be worse than opportunities they can get from developed countries. Sweatshops and manufacturing in the developed world can be understood using various economic concepts. Also, domestic policies present both positive and negative impacts on the workers in sweatshops. Moreover, it is essential to understand the influence of international protests on sweatshop workers. This paper reviews the academic article “Sweatshops, Opportunity Costs, and Non-Monetary Compensation: Evidence from El Salvador” by Skarbek et al. (2012) and “Sweatshops and Third World Living Standards: Are the Jobs Worth the Sweat?” by Powell and Skarbek (2004). Skarbek et al. (2012) used field interview evidence to investigate alternative opportunities for employment for sweatshop workers in El Salvador. The researchers also examined the perceptions of these workers on the types of non-monetary benefits from the current sweatshops' employment. On the other hand, Powell and Skarbek (2004) compared wages in the apparel industry and individual fir ...
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