The assignment is to write a reaction essay after reading the following two academic articles:
Skarbek, et. al. on working conditions in sweatshops:
Powell and Skarbek on wages in sweatshops:
Questions to focus on:
1. Which economic concepts can be used to better understand sweatshops and manufacturing in the developing world?
2. How could domestic policy improve outcomes for workers in sweatshops?
3. How could domestic policy harm workers in sweatshops?
4. Do international protests help or harm sweatshop workers?
Your response should not exceed 2000 words, and should be at least 1250 words.
Kristof on sweatshops: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/opinion/15kristof.html (Links to an external site.)