North Korean Defectors and Human Resource Development in South Korea Chapter uri icon


  • This chapter aims to examine how human resource development (HRD) functions for North Korean defectors (NKDs) in South Korean society using an integrative literature review. While we analyze existing studies and technical reports regarding NKDs, we focus on investigating: (a) how HRD policies and practices have managed to address the changes of the NKD population and, (b) what it needs to do to provide a better HRD for NKDs. The chapter consists of three overarching sections, including several subsections: (a) overview of NKDs, (b) education and development for NKDs, and (c) the future of HRD for NKDs. The contributions of our chapter are highlighted not only by providing a comprehensive overview of the trajectory of HRD for NKDs but also by suggesting useful implications regarding HRD policies and practices for NKDs in South Korea.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, J., You, J., Choi, J., & Park, H.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Kim, J||You, J||Choi, J||Park, H

editor list (cited editors)

  • Lim, D. H., Yoon, S. W., & Cho, D.

Book Title

  • Human Resource Development in South Korea: Theory and Cases

publication date

  • October 2020