Therefore manufacturers make bigger profit. As well as that, there are fewer factory regulations at sweatshops because the health and safety regulations aren’t as important in LEDC’s, that way it makes it cheaper to run the factory. As well as that, renting and buying the factory is cheaper too because the economy of LEDCS are weak the demand of buying property is low because not many people can afford it therefore buildings and houses are worth less because of low demand. Another reason clothes are manufactured in LEDCs is because there is less tax to foreign government, therefore there is a bigger profit for the manufacturers. Because LEDCs have a weak economy, there are very few
Sweatshops have always been an issue within the Apparel Industry; companies seek out cheap alternatives to having mass production of clothing for cheaper rates. Merchandise buyers seek out the cheapest manufacturers of products that are high on demand, causing them to purchase from manufacturers that operate illegal sweatshops. A number of manufacturing companies exclusively deal with the exploitation of workers for their own economical benefit. This issue sadly affects everyone worldwide, especially in Asian countries because the government does not enforce laws against sweatshops. The Apparel Industry is the most affected because of this; workers are obligated to work long shifts without any consideration of their well-being.
McClain one of the many Humboldt State University students who are active participants of human rights assemblies and have shown deep interest in supporting the fight against Sweatshops. Powell argues that the workers of Sweatshops are there for a reason and one reason only, they want to earn money to support themselves or their family. Most sweatshops are found in Third World countries because the daily wage businesses and corporations give to workers is less than what the business or corporation receives in gross revenue. McClain agrees with this statement and justifies it with stating that people in these Third World societies are attracted to the money factories offer. This leads to Powell second statement; the money earned daily by
However working class children were put into work houses or in agriculture to help support the low incomes of families’ economic struggles. This, in accordance to Aries, tells us that children were seen more as a financial asset than a symbol of peoples love for one another. This can be supported by looking how families in pre-industrial had larger families because of reasons of needing a better overall family income but also because life expectancy was dramatically lower than it in modern day terms. One thing in common that both sets of children shared in this society was strict control by parents/ adult authoritive figures and severe punishment for defiance. It was only in late industrialisation when significance change occurred, people began campaigning for child rights, something that had never happened until this point.
They refused to take any responsibility and instead tried to prove that there isn’t any mistake from the company’s side. B) Contract Labor in 3rd World Countries: Nike outsourced its shoe manufacturing to facilities in the third world countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, china, and Thailand due to the low labor costs. The social and ethical issue here is that the laborers were paid as low as $2.43 per shoe which is as low as 4% of the selling price of the product which means Nike is exploiting the opportunity of cheap labor in these countries and reduce the cost of manufacturing. C) CEO’s harsh comments: When Michael Moore, interviewed Knight about the child labor working in Nike’s factory, Knight replied that it doesn’t bother him. This is completely a social issue.
Machines replaced those people and increased profits for the factory owners. Children were often used because you didn't
Assess the view that Industrialisation led to the decline of the extended family and the rise of the nuclear family. Industrialisation is where the country begins to start producing items using factories. This allowed extended families to become wage earners that meant they were able to work for someone else other than their selves and their families which allowed their money to become much more secure as they were getting a fixed amount whereas if they worked from themselves it could be better or worse. This was important as extended families consisted of the children and their parents but also grandparents or aunts and uncles and their children. So having a large family meant everyone had to contribute financially which was much easier as it was less risky and also required the family to become smaller as the children couldn't work due to geographical mobility.
How? | Child labor | Unions pioneered the fight and finally the AFL stepped in. | Yes, child labor laws such as the National Industry Recovery Act served to reduce child labor. | Here in America, this is not an issue; however, in some poverty stricken countries children are still forced to supply work due to lack of workers and such heavy workloads. | Urbanization | The Social Gospel Movement was designed to help the poorest city folk of society which lead to settlement houses and eventually; the Hull House.
These savings are passed on to the customer, meaning that high street fashion is available at increasingly low prices, and much of it is regarded as disposable. However, Ethical Fashionistas would argue that all this has a cost that we are not able to see on the price tag. Some of the issues around Ethical Fashion Ethical Fashion aims to address the problems it sees with the way the fashion industry currently operates, such as exploitative labour, environmental damage, and the use of hazardous chemicals, waste, and animal cruelty. Serious concerns are often raised about exploitative working conditions in the factories that make cheap clothes for the high street. Child workers, alongside exploited adults, can be subjected to violence and abuse such as forced overtime, as well as cramped and unhygienic surroundings, bad food, and very poor pay.
Historically, a man's gender role was the breadwinner, earning money to support the family through outside work. A woman's gender role was to care for the family and household, providing support for the man. Introduction The changing gender roles of the 1970s resulted in part from the legal and social developments that overturned traditional gender concepts during the 1960s. Page 369 | Top of ArticleThrough the early 1960s, newspaper job ads routinely divided jobs into "male" and "female" employment; the women's jobs typically paid less than the men's jobs, even if the work itself was essentially the same. As the Civil Rights movement put discrimination on the nation's legal agenda, however, many women began to call for equal rights in employment regardless of gender.