Explanations

Why is argan oil so expensive?

Graham Watson

30th August 2020

Business Insider looks at argan oil which is used in beauty products around the world.

Why is it so expensive, given the fact that the women who make it earn less than the recommended minimum wage?

This might suggest that, in this case, the women are exploited by the market - or does it simply reflect that at the stage of production the women are involved in there's little value added?

Why is argan oil so expensive?

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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