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Quartz: The thing that makes Bangladesh’s garment industry such a huge success also makes it deadly

In the run-up to JustJobs Network’s event ‘From Factory Floor to the Middle Class‘, Executive Director Sabina Dewan spoke to  Quartz about the political-economy of the Bangladeshi garments industry.

Ms Dewan pointed out that the government of Bangladesh has in the past publicly pitched lax regulations and cheap labor as a way to attract investments to the sector. JustJobs Network’s report, released days before the Rana Plaza incident, looks at how real wages, which account for inflation and purchasing power, have changed in the garment sectors of various countries.

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