Maps and Statistics


The map above illustrates the number of developing countries around the world. the area in which these countries are located is also referred to as the global south as most are located on the southern half of the world. These countries have economies based on factory work. Many of these factories have little enforced regulation and sweatshops are more common in areas encountering an industrial revolution.

Here is a diagram of areas in which are most likely to employ children in factories. when compared with the developing countries map, it is reviled that child labor is more common in areas of the global south.

    Side by side, these two maps of china show how minimum wages correlate to the number of manufacturing plants on the area. Notice how shanghai is depicted with a large dot in the map on the left, which represents a large number of manufacturing businesses In the area. In the map on the right you can see shanghai is shaded dark blue, which means the minimum wage is higher in the area. This pattern is seen throughout most of the major cities on the maps.
Quick facts on sweatshops;
> Girls between the ages of 15 and 25 make 85% of the workforce in sweatshops
>Up to 75% of a sweatshop worker's income is spent on necessities such as food, clothes, etc.
>on average workers have a 60-80 hour workweek in a sweatshop
> in china, 2009, about 1,000,000 workers were injured on the job and 20,000 got sick from their work in hazardous conditions
>Workers are forced to handle dangerous chemicals and glues in sweatshops with little or no protection
> A child working in a factory is expected to work the same hours as a full grown adult.