reaction essay after reading 2 articles
The assignment is to write a reaction essay after reading the following two academic articles below:
Skarbek, et. al. on working conditions in sweatshops:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1536-7150.2012.00827.x/full (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Powell and Skarbek on wages in sweatshops:
http://www.benjaminwpowell.com/scholarly-publications/journal-articles/sweatshops-and-third-world-living-standards.pdf (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
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?
Krugman on sweatshops: http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_dismal_science/1997/03/in_praise_of_cheap_labor.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Kristof on sweatshops: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/15/opinion/15kristof.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.