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Towards Better Work free pdf The manufacture of apparel is an exemplar of global production. Since the 1970s, multinational brands have increasingly outsourced their manufacturing activities to lower cost production locations in developing countries. The low entry barriers and minimal investments needed in apparel led to booming employment in apparel factories in regions where formal employment was limited and where new opportunities were created especially for young, unskilled women and migrant workers who had access to waged labour for the first time. While this translated into higher labour force participation rates and new empowerment opportunities for these previously marginalised groups, it also appeared increasingly clear that workers were often exploited in order to keep production costs competitive in the global marketplace. This volume provides solutions-oriented approaches for promoting improved working conditions and labour rights in the apparel industry, by analysing how workers, governments and business can strive to collaborate in order to confront some of the key opportunities and challenges pertaining to labour in global apparel value chains.

About Arianna Rossi

Arianna Rossi is the Research and Policy Officer for the ILO/IFC Better Work Programme. Prior to that, she was Research Officer for the Capturing the Gains research network at the University of Manchester, UK. Her research and work focus on labour rights in global production networks, corporate social responsibility, gender, and the impact of multi-stakeholder initiatives on workers' wellbeing and firms' competitiveness. She received her PhD from the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University with a dissertation on social upgrading in global production networks, analysing the garment industry in Morocco. Amy Luinstra is a senior Program Officer in the IFC's Sustainable Business Advisory department where she primarily works on the Better Work programme. Ms. Luinstra serves on the management team of Better Work and leads the team responsible for policy and research. She was on secondment from the World Bank to the ILO to help launch Better Work in 2007 through early 2011. Prior to Better Work, she was a Social Protection Specialist in the World Bank Social Protection and Labor unit, where she worked on labour market policy and coordinated the Bank's dialogue with the international trade union movement. John Pickles is the Earl N Phillips Distinguished Professor of International Studies in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He received his BA degree from Oxford University and holds PhD degrees from the University of Natal and the Pennsylvania State University. He has published numerous books and articles, including: Globalization and Regionalization in Post-socialist Economies (2009), State and Society in Post-Socialist and Post-Soviet Economies (2008), and A History of Spaces: Cartographic Reason, Mapping, and the Geo-Coded World (2004). He directed the apparel research for Capturing the Gains and is currently working on European global production networks and Euro-Med migration and border policies.

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Author : Arianna Rossi
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 10 December 2013
ISBN : 1137377534
EAN : 9781137377531
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 344 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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