About the Program
Better Work is joint program of the International Labour Organization and the International Finance Corporation which aims to create lasting improvements in factory working conditions around the world. The Labor Lab at Tufts University has been conducting an impact evaluation of Better Work since 2010.
“Are Sweatshops Profit-Maximizing? Answer: No. Evidence from Better Work Vietnam.” Drusilla Brown, Rajeev Dehejia, Raymond Robertson, George Domat, Selven Veeraragoo. Better Work Discussion Paper No. 17. ILO, Geneva. March 2015.
“Occupational Safety and Health Conditions in Apparel Factories: Worker Perceptions and the Role of Management Systems.” Jeffrey Eisenbraun, Kelley Cohen and Drusilla Brown. Better Work Discussion Paper Series: No. 19 April 2015.
“Is There a Business Case Against Verbal Abuse? Incentive Structure, Verbal Abuse, Productivity and Profits in Garment Factories.” Emily L. Rourke. Better Work Discussion Paper No. 16. ILO, Geneva. September 2014.
“Do Factory Managers know what Workers Want? Manager-Worker Information Asymmetries and Pareto Optimal Working Conditions.” George Domat, Paris Adler, Rajeev Dehejia, Drusilla Brown and Raymond Robertson. Better Work Discussion Paper No. 10. ILO, Geneva. June 2013.
“Hope for Haiti? An Assessment of Haiti’s Apparel Manufacturing Industry.” Maureen Sarewitz. Masters capstone project. Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. 2013.
“Pay Matters: The Piece Rate and Health in the Developing World.” Mary Davis. Forthcoming in the Annals of Global Health.
“The Impact of Piece Rate Pay on Worker Perceptions of Occupational Hazards.” Mary Davis. Under Review.
International Labour Office
International Finance Corporation