Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2012.688139
Title: Political economy of cross-border marriage: Economic development and social reproduction in Korea
Authors: Lee, H. 
Keywords: Cross-border marriages
Feminization of migration
Marriage migration
Multicultural family
Population and care deficit
Social reproduction
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Citation: Lee, H. (2012-04). Political economy of cross-border marriage: Economic development and social reproduction in Korea. Feminist Economics 18 (2) : 177-200. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2012.688139
Abstract: This contribution situates the recent increase in cross-border marriages in Korea in the context of feminist debates on social reproduction. Drawing on surveys, policy documents, media responses, and interviews, the study explores how the phenomenon of cross-border marriage in Korea coincides with changing demographic trends and policies in the domains of the family, population, and welfare. Beginning as a solution to the "rural bachelor's marriage problem" - visible in the late 1980s - marriage between Korean men and women of foreign origin became increasingly common in the 2000s, in parallel with the emergence of national policy issues such as low fertility and a care deficit. The study suggests that current trends in cross-border marriage and policies on multicultural families reflect the need for changes in the organization of social reproduction that has resulted from the economic development that began in the 1960s and the political-economic restructuring since the 1990s. © 2012 IAFFE.
Source Title: Feminist Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126272
ISSN: 13545701
DOI: 10.1080/13545701.2012.688139
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

38
checked on Apr 10, 2021

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

31
checked on Apr 2, 2021

Page view(s)

50
checked on Apr 10, 2021

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.