Outsourcing Exploitation: Chinese and Cambodian Garment Workers Compared

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    Abstract

    In recent years, much has been written about how increasing labour costs in China are pushing investors to move labour-intensive production to other countries where wages are still low. But what does this shift in global capital trends entail for workers? How do the workforces in these new outsourcing destinations fare compared to their Chinese counterparts? In order to gain a better understanding of the human cost of this latest capital flight, this essay compares garment workers in China and Cambodia, considering the wages they receive in relation to the context of their expectations and needs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationMade in China Yearbook 2017: Gilded Age
    Editors Ivan Franceschini and Nicholas Loubere
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherANU Press
    Pages84-89
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781760461980
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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