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.
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Research Article| August 01 2019
Skilled Migrants as Human and Social Capital in Korea
Gi-Wook Shin ;
Joon Nak Choi ;
Asian Survey (2019) 59 (4): 673–692.
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Gi-Wook Shin, Joon Nak Choi, Rennie J. Moon; Skilled Migrants as Human and Social Capital in Korea. Asian Survey 1 August 2019; 59 (4): 673–692. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.4.673
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