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Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration : Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2153
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Other Social Protection Study
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Cho, Yoonyoung
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Denisova, Anastasiya
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Yi, Soonhwa
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Khadka, Upasana
dc.date.accessioned
2018-10-01T19:16:59Z
dc.date.available
2018-10-01T19:16:59Z
dc.date.issued
2018-09-01
dc.date.lastModified
2021-09-17T05:10:50Z
dc.description.abstract
The number of individuals who have crossed borders has mushroomed over recent years. The phenomenon of international migration, however, is heterogeneous in terms of the underlying motives and aspirations of migrants. Forced international migrants are involuntarily displaced refugees who flee conflict, violence, or persecution across an international border. Voluntary migrants can additionally be classified into two categories: (i) temporary labor migrants who migrate for economic reasons for a fixed duration of time, and (ii) immigrants who move with the intention of changing their country of residence, due to factors such as wanting to reunite with family or to benefit economically. Bilateral labor agreements (BLAs) between sending and receiving countries are institutional tools designed to facilitate migratory flows and maximize the potential benefits of temporary international migration for all concerned. This study focuses on the employment permit system (EPS) in Korea, a temporary migration program for low-skilled workers considered a good global practice among efforts toward the goal of co-development - that is, the mutual benefit of both sending and receiving nations. The EPS has accomplished several remarkable achievements, including a drastic reduction in migrants’ cost burden, enhanced transparency, reduction in the share of workers overstaying, and improved access to worker protection. The process used to match employers and temporary labor migrants also merits significant improvement.
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http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/684731537420880821/Bilateral-Arrangement-of-Temporary-Labor-Migration-Lessons-from-Korea-s-Employment-Permit-System-Main-Report
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http://hdl.handle.net/10986/30471
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights
CC BY 3.0 IGO
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World Bank
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject
LABOR MIGRATION
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TEMPORARY MIGRATION
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TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
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LABOR MOBILITY
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Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration
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Lessons from Korea’s Employment Permit System
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dc.type
Report
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okr.crossref.title
Bilateral Arrangement of Temporary Labor Migration
okr.date.disclosure
2018-09-20
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work :: Other Social Protection Study
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Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/684731537420880821/Bilateral-Arrangement-of-Temporary-Labor-Migration-Lessons-from-Korea-s-Employment-Permit-System-Main-Report
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yes
okr.identifier.doi
10.1596/30471
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090224b086425443_2_0
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30434576
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130020
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true
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en
okr.pdfurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/684731537420880821/pdf/130020-WP-P156586-PUBLIC-1-Korea-Report-Singles-bleeds.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
South Asia
okr.region.country
Bangladesh
okr.region.country
Korea, Republic of
okr.theme
Social protection and risk management :: Improving labor markets
okr.topic
International Economics and Trade :: International Migration
okr.topic
Poverty Reduction :: Migration and Development
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Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Markets
okr.topic
Social Protections and Labor :: Labor Policies
okr.unit
Social Protection & Labor SAR (GSP06)

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