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  • ISSN 2508-8297 (Print)
  • ISSN 2671-7123 (Online)
Family Life, Conflicts, and Adaptations of Immigrant Women in International Marriages in Rural Areas
Han Geon-soo

Vol.3, pp.211 – 252, 2019


Abstract
The steep rise in international marriages since the mid- 1990s indicates a fundamentally different phenomenon from the international marriages that took place in South Korean society in the past. Most of the international marriages after the Korean War took place between American soldiers and Korean women or between affluent Japanese men or Western men and Korean women. Since the beginning of the 1980s, Korean men have been marrying women from countries with less prosperous economies. The frequency of this kind of marriage increased rapidly after the mid-1990s. There is especially a noticeable growth in the percentage of marriages between women from Asian countries with less developed economies and Korean men from rural areas or low-income Korean men from urban areas. Korean women are also increasingly marrying foreign male laborers in South Korea.
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