Legal Entitlement And Empowerment Of Marriage Immigrants In Korea

Legal Entitlement And Empowerment Of Marriage Immigrants In Korea

By Hanol Lee & Dainn Wie

HIGHLIGHTS

  • “Marriage immigrants,” women who migrate from developing countries in Asia to marry Korean men, have low levels of empowerment in their households and face discrimination in their communities.
  • Nationality acquisition improves marriage immigrants’ statuses in some ways but is not related to improved household-bargaining positions.
  • Marriage immigrants with vulnerable legal statuses should be provided with supplementary legal and educational support for their assimilation into society.
  • Empowering marriage immigrants is vital to the developmental outcomes of the second generation, especially in terms of health and education.

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