Dec. 29 (UPI) — South Korea’s insurance policies permit new immigrants to face extra alternatives than obstacles for societal integration, in line with a European Union-sponsored research.

The Migration Integration Coverage Index, which measures the power of 52 nations to accommodate immigrant populations, ranked South Korea 13th on the record, giving Asia’s fourth-largest financial system increased marks than its Asian friends, the Korea Herald reported.

“Immigrants in Korea get pleasure from extra favorable insurance policies than another Asian nations included in MIPEX,” the MIPEX report stated.

MIPEX additionally stated that whereas Seoul’s insurance policies are much like the typical nation within the Group for Financial Cooperation and Growth, the insurance policies are much less “well-developed” than “conventional vacation spot nations” Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

South Korea scored 56 out of 100 attainable factors on the index, tying at 13th with Britain, Iceland and France. Sweden and Finland ranked highest, at 86 and 85 factors, respectively, adopted by Portugal at 81 and Canada at 80. The USA scored 73, whereas Japan and China scored beneath common for “integration-denying” insurance policies, in line with MIPEX.

MIPEX stated South Korea has demonstrated “midway favorable” insurance policies within the areas of anti-discrimination, entry to citizenship and household reunification. The nation stays weak within the space of healthcare entry for migrants, nonetheless.

Worldwide watchdogs are evaluating South Korea’s integration insurance policies at a time when migrant laborers within the nation could possibly be working in subpar situations.

Yonhap reported final week 30% of migrant staff within the nation dwell in amenities that don’t meet native requirements, together with greenhouses and transport containers.

The report stated a girl initially from Cambodia who labored at an area farm was discovered useless lately in a greenhouse. Her dying has prompted requires higher enforcement of rules, in line with Yonhap.