The paper provides recommendations on leverage improvements in working conditions to both increase worker well-being and improve factory competitiveness. Key findings include the following:
♦ Greater compliance with core labour standards improves the life satisfaction and well-being of workers.
♦ Worker well-being is higher in factories where workers report better working conditions.
♦ Managers may understand which factors affect worker well-being, but levels of well-being do not increase if workers do not recognize the improvements managers intend.
♦ Managers greatly underestimate the impact improvements in working conditions can have on worker well-being.