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Foreign workers’ policies and issues in South Korea : Focus on the workers from the South East Asian region

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  • Foreign workers’ policies and issues in South Korea
  • Kee, Tan Soo
  • The University of Sydney


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Title Foreign workers’ policies and issues in South Korea
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Focus on the workers from the South East Asian region

Material Type Articles
Author(English)

Kee, Tan Soo

Publisher

[Darlington, U.K.]:The University of Sydney

Date 2015
Pages 13
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
File Type Link
Original Format pdf
Subject Social Development < Employment
Holding The University of Sydney

Abstract

This paper examines the foreign workers policies and issues in South Korea. It analyses the statistics and status which related to the foreign workers from the South East Asian region. In the first section, the statistics of South East Asian workers in South Korea are examined and analyzed. The second section explains the development and the changes of foreign workers’ policy in South Korea. The third section evaluates the outcome of the policy changes. The forth section identify the issues and problems faced by the foreign workers from the selected South East Asian countries, such as the illegal labors’ issues, labor exploitation, human right violation, discrimination and cultural gap. The final sections recommend alternative way to deal with the foreign workers’ problems in South Korea. It conclude that the government policy plays the most important role in determine the labor mobility of migrant workers and their working condition in Korea.