Tagged: sweatshops

Even sweatshop jobs can be good for you, - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Sep 12, 2014

especially if you are female.A new NBER working paper looks at Manufacturing Growth and the Lives of Bangladeshi Women. The paper is by Rachel Heath and A. Mushfiq Mobarak.Heath and Mobarak note that there is very little rigorous analysis of the welfare effects of access to factory jobs - "sweatshop jobs" - for women, and the … Read More

Safety preferences - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton May 06, 2013

Economists know a few things. Among the things I think we know:People generally require compensation to take on a known risk of death or injury: safety is a good for most people; As people get richer, they require more compensation to take on a risk of given size: safety is a superior good; Risk-tolerance is heterogeneous across individuals, and not … Read More