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Working hours in supply chain Chinese and Thai factories: evidence from the fair labor association's 'soccer project'

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posted on 2013-06-01, 00:00 authored by R Smyth, X Qian, Ingrid Nielsen, I Kaempfer
This article examines the determinants of working excessive hours, defined as working in excess of 60 hours per week or for more than six consecutive days, in Chinese and Thai supply chain factories. We use a matched employer-employee dataset collected from 15 Chinese and Thai footwear and sporting apparel supply chain factories, which supply international brands. Matched employer-employee data allow us to examine the effect of worker and firm characteristics on hours worked. We find that in addition to the demographic and human capital characteristics of workers, firm-level characteristics and worker awareness of how to refuse overtime are important in explaining variation in hours worked. © John Wiley & Sons Ltd/London School of Economics 2011.

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Journal

British journal of industrial relations

Volume

51

Issue

2

Pagination

382 - 408

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Location

Chichester, Eng.

ISSN

0007-1080

eISSN

1467-8543

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article; C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2013, Wiley-Blackwell

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