Advocacy groups vital in regulating sweatshops

Relationships between government regulators and advocacy groups are vital in discovering sweatshops and regulating factories in developing nations.

Research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found regulators can effectively use informal alliances with advocacy groups to overcome any state weaknesses.

These alliances allow regulators to gain knowledge of sweatshop locations and conditions through direct links to workers.

Critics worry this research could be used to justify low funding of government regulators and increased reliance on advocacy groups.

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