‘Only a Few Can Afford to Go to Korea’: The Costs of Nepali Migration to South Korea

Author(s): Jeevan Baniya, Sadikshya Bhattarai, Arjun Kharel, Nilima Rai & Dogendra Tumsa

Year of Publication: 2023

Published by: CESLAM

Although South Korea has emerged as a preferred work destination for Nepali migrants in recent years, there is a clear dearth of studies on the issues of Nepali workers’ migration to South Korea. This paper looks at South Korea-bound migrant workers’ socio-economic characteristics, aspirations, preferred sector of work, experiences with the Korean language test, and pre-migration related costs.

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