By Hanol Lee & Dainn Wie
- “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.