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Employment, wages and productivity trends in the Asian garment sector: Data and policy insights for the future of work

The report takes stock of employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector by exploring data and policy insights to highlight trends, patterns and ways forward for a better future of work. By utilising updated data insights, the report outlines persisting decent work deficits as the garment sector evolves, and the prioritised support needed to overcome such challenges.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Short title (alternative/varying form of title) Employment, wages and productivity in the Asian garment sector
  • Manufacturing
  • Worker rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Asia
Copyright Yes
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License Creative Commons Non-Commercial (Any)
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Author (corporate) International Labour Organization
ISBN number 9789220368770
Publication place Bangkok, Thailand
Publisher International Labour Organization
Publication date 2022
Pagination 46
General note

This report was produced under the International Labour Organization Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains project, supported by the Government of Sweden. Information on ILO publications and digital products can be found at:

Keywords decent work,social dialogue,clothing and textile industries,employment,value chains,Asia
Date uploaded November 29, 2022, 15:41 (UTC)
Date modified December 2, 2022, 05:18 (UTC)