E.g., 07/08/2015
E.g., 07/08/2015

Country Resource - South Korea

South Korea

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  • Population......................................................................49,039,986 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................0.16% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................8.26 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate................................................6.63 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Ethnic groups..................................Homogeneous (except for about 20,000 Chinese)

CIA World Factbook

Young-bum Park of Hansung University outlines South Korea's response to temporary labor demands and its approach to integrating North Korean refugees.

Recent Activity

Sensitive to having too many outsiders, prosperous Asian countries generally have relied on temporary worker programs — with few rights for migrants — to fill gaps in their labor markets. With its historically diverse population, Singapore is the main exception as it sees migrants as a demographic necessity and courts highly skilled migrants.

Young-bum Park of Hansung University outlines South Korea's response to temporary labor demands and its approach to integrating North Korean refugees.

Tsuneo Akaha of the Monterey Institute of International Studies looks at emerging migration patterns in North Korea, China, Russia, and Japan.

Books
July 2013

This edited volume develops a pragmatic approach to the engagement of highly skilled members of the diaspora for the benefit of their countries of origin. The book, edited by a World Bank senior economist, is based on empirical work in middle-income and high-income economies.