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Policies on Admission Low-Skilled Workers in Korea, Japan and Taiwan (China): similarities and differences

— theme: Labour migration policy, Pre-employment and recruitment policies and practices
— country: China, Japan, Korea (The Republic of)

This is an ILO Technical Note written by Manolo Abella (previous ILO/EU Asian Programme on the Governance of Labour Migration project).

Policies on Admission Low-Skilled Workers in Korea, Japan and Taiwan (China): similarities and differences

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Publishing Year
2022

"Unlike Taiwan (China) both Japan and Korea have long-standing policies which eschew the admission of low-skilled labour from abroad. What prompted them to abandon or make exceptions to the policy? Having opened their gates to low-skilled foreign workers, what policies and programmes did the three countries adopt to address concerns over the likelihood of permanent stay, problems with social integration and possible negative impact on wages of native workers? What role are these policies likely to play in the long-term future of the three East Asian countries given demographic trends and the social and economic changes that evolve in postindustrial societies?" (excerpt from the introduction)

 

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