Type: Technical Report
South Korea country report
Technical Report, Migration Policy Centre, INTERACT Research Report, Country Reports, 2014/07
HONG, Ijin, South Korea country report, Migration Policy Centre, INTERACT Research Report, Country Reports, 2014/07 - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/32246
Retrieved from Cadmus, EUI Research Repository
Emigrants from the Korean peninsula are one of the biggest migrant communities in the world, but yet little is known internationally about their characteristics or differences by geographic area. This explorative paper attempts to shed light on overseas Koreans and their classifications, and on the ways in which the state (mainly the South Korean government) deals with them. Generally speaking, it is possible to distinguish overseas Koreans into Kyopos (in the Western world and in Japan), Koryos (based in the ex-Soviet Union), and Chosuns (the Korean diaspora in China). While the South Korean state tends to only address their situation with a visa policy upon those returning to their homeland, NGOs and other private organizations are more active in addressing the needs of the Korean diasporas abroad.
INTERACT - Researching Third Country Nationals' Integration as a Three-way Process - Immigrants, Countries of Emigration and Countries of Immigration as Actors of Integration
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/32246
Series/Number: Migration Policy Centre; INTERACT Research Report; Country Reports; 2014/07
Sponsorship and Funder information:
INTERACT is co-financed by the European University Institute and the European Union.