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Working Hard, Working PoorA Global Journey$
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Gary S. Fields

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199794645

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.001.0001

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Four Workers’ Stories

Four Workers’ Stories

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(p.24) 3 Four Workers’ Stories
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Working Hard, Working Poor
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Gary S. Fields

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0003

This chapter aims to put human faces on four of the world's 3.1 billion poor people. The stories are told of a woman who hand-rolls cigarettes in India and earns a piece rate, a handicraft maker and vendor in South Africa, a farmer in China, and a fireworks producer in Mexico. Similarities and differences between their stories are discussed.

Keywords:   piece rate, handicraft, vendor, farmer, producer

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