Convergent Research on Balancing Experience of Work and Child care of North Korean Female Defectors

북한이탈여성의 일과 자녀돌봄 양립 경험에 관한 융합연구

  • Kim, Yoojung (Department of Social Welfare, Gachon University)
  • 김유정 (가천대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2017.08.31
  • Accepted : 2017.10.20
  • Published : 2017.10.28


This qualitative research is conducted to explore the balancing experience of work and child care of North Korean female defectors. Five of North Korean female defectors from double income family in their 40's were selected and interviewed. The interview data were analyzed by a phenomenological qualitative method. The five categories were derived from the data and included as follows: , , , , . Based on the results of the research the suggestions for practical services, such as parenting education, career path development programs and policies with gender perspective were made. Limitations of the research and further research recommendations were suggested as well.


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