The increasing number of North Korean defectors, which has been rising steadily since 2000, reaching 28,000 as of June 2015, has led to greater need for more research on their lives in Korea. Surveys of their living conditions, especially in the form of interviews and quantitative research, are favored among researchers as strong starting points for studies into the lives of North Korean defectors in South Korea. This report therefore aims to establish a basis for future research by investigating the trends in the interview surveys of and quantitative research on North Korean defectors.
This report conducted an enumeration of academic materials, trends, and reports from the last five years (between 2011 and 2015) by searching for the keywords “North Korean defector” and “North Korean escapee” on various search engines, including the Research Information Sharing Service (RISS), Policy Research in Science and Medicine (PRISM), and the academic journal search services provided by Google and Naver. A total of 197 research papers were found as a result, and the ones that were either restricted in terms of viewership, conducted using methods other than a condition survey, replications of other studies, or based on existing condition surveys were filtered out, leaving a total of 87 journals for analysis.
북한이탈주민 실태조사 연구동향(2011~15년)(Trends in the surveys of the living conditions of North Korean defectors (from 2011 to 2015))
|Journal Title; Vol./Issue||KDI 북한경제리뷰:|
|Subject Country||South Korea(Asia and Pacific)|
|Subject||Social Development < Population|
|Holding||한국개발연구원; KDI 국제정책대학원|