The standard of living of garment workers in Cambodia: its determinants and workers' perception

Since the mid 1990s, the rapid growing garment factories around Phnom Penh have provided many employment opportunities for young female women from rural areas. Previous research confirmed that workers who left their rural work to take up new jobs in the garment factory could earn higher wages. Moreover, part of their earnings from garment work was used to improve their family’s standard of living for those still residing in the countryside. These studies have only partly covered the actual workers’ standard of living. Due to the lack of current studies that considered this issue in any detail, this research attempts to study the workers’ daily living activities and their perceptions toward standard of living. The research also aims to figure out the important factors that mostly affect the workers’ standard of living and discuss how these indicators could be improved.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics Garments and textiles
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
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Chansamphors, Chieck:

Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace, CICP

Address: Pum Paung Peay, Sangkat Phnom Penh Thmey, Khan Russey Keo,
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia P.O.Box 1007, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phone: 85512 819 953 Tel/Fax: 855 16 982 559 Email: Website:

Author (individual) Chansamphors, Chieck
Co-author (coorporate) Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
Publication place Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Publisher Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
Publication date 2008
Pagination 49 pages
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