韓国の外国人労働者政策の展開とその背景 [in Japanese] The development and background of foreign worker policies in South Korea [in Japanese]
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The currency crisis in 1997 transformed foreign worker policies in South Korea.The government adopted a wide range of measures in order to escape from theunprecedented depression. The implementation of "the employment permit systemfor foreign workers" in 2004 and "the visiting employment system" in 2007 dramaticallychanged its stance on foreign worker policies in South Korea. Even though strictregulations were imposed on unskilled foreign workers, it was relaxed by opening theway for full-time positions with certain limitations. The considerable change in whichKorea legitimately accepted unskilled foreign workers, not as trainees, occurred dueto the severe deficiency of workers in small businesses, rapid decline in birthrate, andaging of society. Thus, there was an increasing concern for further labor shortage inthe future.
- Toyo Eiwa journal of the humanities and social sciences
Toyo Eiwa journal of the humanities and social sciences (28), 93-105, 2010
Toyo Eiwa University