Korean Australian Survey
This project is a series of longitudinal surveys and interviews of Korean-born populations in Australia.
The project is a series of longitudinal surveys and interviews of Korean-born populations in Australia. The survey takes place every two years to understand motivations, routes and social networks of migration from Korea, as well as their media use, inter-generational communications and career satisfaction in Australia. The team investigates various walks of lives of first- and second-generation Korean Australians and their contribution to Australian economy and society.
The KAS is flagship research of the Korean Studies Research Hub founded in 2020. The inaugural survey is funded by the Academy of Korean Studies under the South Korean Ministry of Education and the Australia Korea Foundation under the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. It is a cross-faculty collaborative project, led by Dr Jay Song at the Asia Institute of the Faculty of Arts. Its inaugural members include Dr Wonsun Shin (School of Culture and Communication), Dr Daejeong Choi (Melbourne Business School) and Dr Ryan Gustafsson (Asia Institute). The team launched its first comprehensive survey of almost 1,000 Korean Australians in 2021 to mark the 60th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Australia and South Korea. KSRH welcomes collaboration with museums, Korean resident associations, language schools, student associations, adoptee networks, working holiday makers and the like.