Skilled migrants as human and social capital in Korea

Gi Wook Shin, Joon Nak Choi, Rennie J. Moon

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South Korea faces a shortage of highly skilled labor, but with a low tolerance for diversity, it lags behind in its global competitiveness to retain mobile skilled talent. Using data on foreign students and professionals, we demonstrate the potential of skilled migrants as both human and social capital for Korea and suggest that the country is poised to adopt a study-bridge-work framework to compensate for its competitive weaknesses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)673-692
Number of pages20
JournalAsian Survey
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Aug 1

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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