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12 Feb 2016

Center for Global Workers' Rights, Pennsylvania State Univ. (USA)

Study questions figures in NYU Stern Center's "Bangladesh's Forgotten Apparel Workers" report

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"Pennsylvania State University and University of Colorado Researchers Find Major Flaws in NYU Study of Bangladesh Garment Industry", 11 Feb. 2016

Contrary to Claims by NYU’s Stern Center, New Report Shows Most Garment Workers Are Covered by Inspection Programs Launched After the Rana Plaza Building Collapse....

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Colorado today released a new report on Bangladesh’s garment industry, looking at the crucial question of how many workers are really being protected by the international safety inspection programs launched in the wake of the Rana Plaza building collapse. Their answer: most of them. The Report is a critique of a high-profile study by New York University’s Stern Center for Business and Human Rights... 

The authors of the new report – Dr. Mark Anner...and Dr. Jennifer Bair... – uncovered numerous errors in the NYU/Stern Center study: the inclusion of large numbers of closed factories on Stern’s list of current factories, data-entry mistakes, and inaccurate calculations, among others.

[full report here]

[for response by NYU Stern Center, see above]