Coronavirus measures give Bangladeshi workers for global clothing chains a stark choice: disease or starvation

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Abstract

Over the past three decades, global inequality has reached a critical level. The world’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%. Multinational fashion companies have secured billions of dollars by moving production locations abroad and using supply chains in developing countries including Bangladesh, China, India, and Myanmar, where labour costs are very low.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • Inequality
  • Neoliberalism
  • Bangladesh
  • Coronavirus
  • Accountability
  • Garment workers
  • Modern slavery
  • Globalisation
  • Fashion industry
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Corporate social responsibility

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