The Struggle for Survival from Covid-19 Pandemic of Illegal Thai Workers in South Korea: A Case Study Udon Thai

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Thanu Paiarsa
Suvicha Pouaree
Surasit Vajirakachorn

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This research objectives are including; to study the experiences of illegal Thai workers in South Korea, to study the struggle of illegal Thai worker during their stay in South Korea and in Thailand; a case study of Udon Thani province. The research uses a qualitative research method with an in-depth interview. The research findings found that Thai worker during their stay in South Korea endeavor to accumulate capital as much as they can. However, with the advent of covid-19 pandemic. Referring to their struggle while staying in Thailand, Three groups coming home in different periods faced with different situations. First was the group returning to Thailand before the exist of state-controlled measures. Second was the group returning to their home-country at the beginning period of state-controlled measures. Third was the group made a homecoming after Thai people becoming familiar with the covid-19 pandemic situation and their moods were calming down. However, the first group were faced with heavy criticisms from society, due to the government’s unclear and delay in determining measures to control the homecoming labors.

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Paiarsa ธ., Pouaree ส., & Vajirakachorn ส. (2022). The Struggle for Survival from Covid-19 Pandemic of Illegal Thai Workers in South Korea: A Case Study Udon Thai. Journal of Social Development, 24(1), 119–136. Retrieved from https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/jsd/article/view/253992
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