India's small workforce

Tripathi, Salil
December 2007
New Statesman;12/3/2007, Vol. 136 Issue 4873, p19
The article examines the problem of child labor in India. Described is Indian action against the Clean Clothes Campaign, a Dutch non-governmental agency that seeks to end child labor and unfair labor practices in the clothing manufacturing industry in developing countries. A number of other issues are discussed such as the low rate of union membership in India and the cost of producing clothing in that country during a decline in the value of the U.S. dollar.


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