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Analyzing exploitation: The mechanisms underpinning low wages and excessive overtime in chinese export factories

Chan, Anita; Siu, Yu Kwan (Kaxton)


The codes of conduct of Western brand-name corporations normally require supplier factories in the Global South to comply with the local country's minimum legal wage; the codes also often stipulate a maximum sixty-hour work week. But the problems of illegally low wages and overtime violations in supplier factories remain unresolved. This article uses survey data collected in a city in South China on workers' wages and work hours to show how legal minimum wage rates, which normally are expressed...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/14672715.2010.486599


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