Can Universal Public Health Insurance Improve Adult Health Status and Labour Supply?(Jamaica) Recent international discussion and consensuses have emerged suggesting that universal public health insurance is a policy with potential to foster health and economic benefits. This has triggered calls for its implementation especially in countries where widespread health coverage is unlikely to be achieved through the private sector alone. For instance, the Lancet Commission on Investing in…
Before we get too self-righteous about child labour in China - this was the USA only 100 years ago: "Some of the doffers and the Supt. Ten small boys and girls about this size out of a force of 40 employees. Catawba Cotton Mill. Newton, NC" By Lewis Hine, December 21, 1908
robots dont make your clothes, people do. Just because a garment is labeled as green, sustainable, or eco-friendly does not make it so. We partner with OCS (Organic Content Standard), GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard), and Fair Trade USA to certify the organic content in our apparel and ensure that all PACT clothing is made ethically and sustainably. Non GMO, No child labor, No toxic pesticides.
The introduction of steam power fuelled primarily by coal, wider utilisation of water wheels and powered machinery (mainly in textile manufacturing) underpinned the dramatic increases in production capacity.
For many women and girls in the developing world, unpaid domestic labour and the inequality of limited earning opportunities are still a lived reality. Many women and girls find themselves excluded from education, fairly paid labour and economic stability.