The Development of Foreign Workers Policies on Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Indonesian Migrant Workers in South Korea
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International migration is a global phenomenon, resulted from the growing interdependency between the continental, the progress of communication technology, and internationalization of capital and labor. South Korea is one of destinations for migrant workers although historically it is not an immigrant country. The rapid economic growth of this country impacted on its socio-cultural condition. On one hand, export-based economic development provokes the increasing demand for labor. On the other hand, its labor markets experienced a nearly full employment and the reduction in labor supply due to population aging, a high education level, and femlnizatlon. These conditions forced the South Korean Government to open its door for the coming of migrant workers from various countries, mainly South East Asian countries. This raises a challenge for the Koreans, especially in terms of social and cultural atmospheres since migrant workers bring their cultural values and norms into Korea.
The Development of Foreign Workers Policies on Socio-Cultural Dynamics of Indonesian Migrant Workers in South Korea offers detailed soclo-cultural aspects of Indonesian Migrant workers in South Korea. Applying qualitative method and interpretative approach, the book examines the development of migrant workers policies both in sending and receiving countries toward migrants, the history of their arrival, the characteristics of Indonesian migrant workers in Korea, a strategy developed by Indonesian migrant workers in order to survive in the socio-cultural Korean society, a form that appears on their survival strategy.