Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Globalization Can Be Very Worker-Friendly

Breaking the glass ceiling in India: There is a growing group of Indian women in their 30s and older who are rising to senior positions in the country’s financial sector, breaking into what was once a male-dominated world.

End of cheap labor looms in China: For decades, China’s massive workforce of factory hands and construction workers had little choice but to work for long hours in poor conditions for extremely low salaries. But a mushrooming of factories, even in the country’s sluggish interior, mean that these days workers have more clout than ever when hunting for jobs. Wages are being pushed up, and workers can afford to be more selective about where they work.


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