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Study on Non-legal Migrant Labor Market in Korea
Study on Non-legal Migrant Labor Market in Korea
  • Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. Introduction

     

    Chapter 2. Theoretic Review of “Non-legal” Migrant Labor Market

     

    Chapter 3. Migrants' Non-legal Residence, Employment and Causes

     

    Chapter 4. Determinants and Impact of Non-legalization of Migrant Workers on Work Visa: with Focus on the Employment Permit System 

     

    Chapter 5. Formation and Types of Migrants' Non-legal Labor Market 

     

    Chapter 6. Case Studies of Migrants' Non-legal Employment: with Focus on the Main Sectors

     

    Chapter 7. Policy Direction for Migrants' Non-legal Residence and Employment 

  • SUMMARY

    The population of non-legal migrants in Korea whose legal residence expired had stayed below 200,000 for some time, but recently surged close to 400,000, raising the need to actions to be taken. The approach to non-legal migrants must start not only from the legal/institutional issues in their home countries that cause migration in the first place, but also from socio-economic factors and understanding of the nature of non-legal migration. Likewise, any policy response must incorporate this combination of factors. This study attempts to approach the issue from the perspective of the labor market structure, with the aim of delineating the labor market structure of non-legal migrant workers in Korea and generating policy implications.

     

    The objectives of this study can be summarized into four. First is to conduct an empirical analysis of the status of non-legal migrants and their labor market in Korea. Second is to assess the causes of the structural changes in the Korean non-legal migrant labor market and their impact, as the patterns of non-legal migration continue to get fragmented. Third is to broaden the perspective on non-legal migrants and non-legal foreign workers, given that the current perspective is limited to their “legal violation” aspect., lacking a typified approach to such issues as legalization, institutional issues and humanitarian or legal compliance issues like deportation. A more comprehensive perspective is needed, which also requires a broader awareness of the issues, for the current focus on reducing their number has limitations and will not root out the issue. Fourth, this study aims to contribute to forming policy alternatives by better understanding the social phenomenon of non-legal migration. (For the full text of the English summary, please download the “Download 2 English_Abstract”.) 

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5 Study on Non-legal Migrant Labor Market in Korea Kyu-Yong Lee et al. December 30, 2019 Study on Non-legal Migrant Labor Market in Korea
4 Improving the Efficiency of Labor Market Policies for the Employment-Disadvantaged Kyu-Yong Lee et al. December 30, 2013 Improving the Efficiency of Labor Market Policies for the Employment-Disadvantaged
3 Population Ageing, Higher Educational Attainment and Labor Market Policy Tasks Kyu-Yong Lee et al. December 28, 2012 Population Ageing, Higher Educational Attainment and Labor Market Policy Tasks
2 2010 Job Program Evaluation Series (Books 1-14) Kyu-Yong Lee et al. March 31, 2011 2010 Job Program Evaluation Series (Books 1-14)
1 An Analysis of Labor Market of Expert and Technical Foreign Workforce Kyu-Yong Lee et al. August 29, 2005 An Analysis of Labor Market of Expert and Technical Foreign Workforce
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