Transfer of industries to low-wage countries

Other Names:
Displacement of employment opportunities to low-cost countries

Many commercial organizations are continually looking around to see if off-shore production can increase their profitability. This can result in exploitation of unprotected workers in low wage countries and abandonment of economies and workers in the countries they depart from.

Counter Claim:

Most reductions in available jobs and cuts in wages arise because of technological improvements and a change of organizational ethos that are much more to do with competition with and between rich countries than between richer and poorer countries.

Narrower Problems:
Export of hazardous industries
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
16.06.2019 – 20:25 CEST