Lack of decent work results in poverty as well as limited access to basic human rights including food, water, health care, and education. Many low-wage jobs threaten workers’ overall health and wellbeing through occupational hazards, workplace abuse, and long-term toxic exposures. Globally, 152 million children participate in child labor (ILO, 2017). This challenge promotes decent work that allows for global human health and wellbeing.
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Reserve Books: Found in the Franzen Center for Academic Support on Floor 3A
Sewing hope: How one factory challenges the apparel industry’s sweatshops / Adler-Milstein and Kline. 2017. (ebook)
Forced Labor : Coercion and Exploitation in the Private Economy / Belser and Andrees. 2009. (ebook)
Clothing poverty: The hidden world of fast fashion / Brooks. 2019. (ebook)
Child labour in global society / Close. 2014. (ebook)
Invisible Labor : Hidden Work in the Contemporary World / Crain et al. 2016. (ebook)
Evicted: Poverty and profit in the American city / Desmond. 2016.
$2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America / Edin. 2015.
Working hard, working poor : a global journey / Fields. 2012.
Hazard or Hardship : Crafting Global Norms on the Right to Refuse Unsafe Work / Hilgert. 2013. (ebook)
Hard sell : work and resistance in retail chains / Ikeler. 2016.
Children in hazardous work: What we know, what we need to do / International Labour Organization. 2011. (ebook)
Occupational Safety and Health / Kavouras and Chalbot. 2014. (ebook)
Poverty, Agency, and Human Rights / Meyers. 2014.
Chutes and ladders : navigating the low-wage labor market / Newman. 2006.
Thailand’s Hidden Workforce: Burmese Migrant Women Factory Workers / Pearson and Kusakabe. 2012. (ebook)
Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the Global Economy / Powell. 2014.
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Found in Lane Library stacks: AY67 .N5 W7