Issues and Challenges on the Adaptation of Korean Society for North Korean women defectors -Community Settlement system

탈북여성의 한국사회적응에 대한 쟁점과 과제 - 지역사회 정착제도를 중심으로

  • 권성철 (가톨릭대학교 일반대학원 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2018.09.06
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28


This study aims to elucidate the major issues and problems of the North Korean woman defectors focusing on the Community settlement system of Korean society in the time of the historical change of the rapidly changing inter - Korean relations starting from the recent summit talks between North and South Korea. Analytical methods were conducted using literature and previous research data. The results of this study are summarized as follows. The necessity of legal and institutional support reflecting the characteristics of life of North Korean woman defectors and experience of defecting, the necessity of development and management of employment education and employment support program for stable settlement support, the necessity of an integrated support system of public - private cooperation governance structure The need for a tailored social adaptation program tailored to individual needs arises. The results of this study are important to suggest the direction of improvement of the actual system through studying the policy and system of the settlement of Korean society in advance of the unification era. In future research, the support system for the settlement of the South Korean society A variety of studies to identify the factors for role formation will be needed.


North Korean woman defectors;Korean society adaptation;Community Settlement system;Public-private cooperation governance;Integrated Support System


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