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Table 1 The garment factory industry in Cambodia

From: Family planning practices of women working in the Cambodian garment industry: a qualitative study

Cambodia’s garment sector employs about 85% of all Cambodian factory workers and provides 40% of the Gross Domestic Product. The minimum monthly wages of garment factory workers increased from 61 USD in 2012 to 170 USD in 2018 [13]. Workers typically work six days a week from 7 AM to 4 PM with an hour lunch break, unless there is overwork in the evening. They perform a specific task; for example, cutting fabric, stitching clothing, quality checks, or supervising other workers. Garment factory workers in Phnom Penh often share accommodation with relatives or friends within walking distance of the factory. Around the factory, there is usually a market and numerous small restaurants and shops selling commodities [15].
  1. Image shows a garment factory work setting (anonymised)