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Opportunities Grow in South Korea for Uzbek Workers

Opportunities Grow in South Korea for Uzbek Workers

By Catherine Putz
As South Korea increasingly looks to migrant labor to address shortages in major industries, Uzbekistan is keen on providing workers.

The Demographic Promises and Perils of Seoul’s Filipino Domestic Helper Initiative

The Demographic Promises and Perils of Seoul’s Filipino Domestic Helper Initiative

By Eom Tae Yeon
Can South Korea entice women into the workforce by outsourcing domestic labor to foreigners? More importantly, should it?
The Hidden History of Korean Labor Migrants in Germany

The Hidden History of Korean Labor Migrants in Germany

By Tim Hildebrandt
The past struggles of Korean migrant workers in Germany offer lessons for South Korea today as it grapples with labor migration and the need to treat foreign workers fairly.

South Korea’s Foreigner-Targeted COVID Testing Will Hurt Its New Southern Policy

South Korea’s Foreigner-Targeted COVID Testing Will Hurt Its New Southern Policy

By Anthony V. Rinna
Mandatory testing policies will make life harder for migrants from South and Southeast Asia, even as Seoul steps up its outreach to their home countries.

Migrant Workers Face Dire Conditions at South Korean Farms

Migrant Workers Face Dire Conditions at South Korean Farms

By Associated Press
The death of a Cambodian worker last year attracted new attention to long-standing problems of overwork, lack of medical access, and mistreatment.

How South Korea's Growing Multiculturalism Could Complicate Unification

How South Korea's Growing Multiculturalism Could Complicate Unification

By Steven Denney
A new report underscores the challenges of integrating "new Koreans" in the event of national unification.

South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye

South Korea's Migrant Workers in the Public Eye

By Steven Denney
The hardships faced by foreign workers in South Korea are slowing gaining more public attention.
South Korea: Migrants and Nationalism

South Korea: Migrants and Nationalism

By Steven Denney
South Korea’s growing migrant population may be contributing to the decline of ethnic nationalism.

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