Vietnam – Korea international marriage and the impacts on local society

Authors: Bui Thi My Hang*, Seoul National University
Topics: Migration, Women
Keywords: international marriage, migration, Vietnam, Korea
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Iris, Sheraton, 8th Floor
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Vietnam – Korea international marriage has received increasing attention in recent years and its impacts have been showing significantly in Korea. But “How is the change at the sources of foreign brides?”, the paper will discuss the economic – social influences of international marriage on local society in Vietnam. The research was conducted in January 2016 with in-depth interviews with families whose daughters have got married to Korean men, also local people, commune leaders and the Vietnamese brides in Korea. The survey site is Dai Hop commune, Kien Thuy district, Hai Phong, where is known as the most representative example for the wave of the international marriage in the North of Vietnam. International marriage has both positive and negative impacts. It improves people’s lives back to the hometown, makes a change in the conception of the values of boys and girls, also impacts on domestic market, human resources and so on. From analyzing the international marriage and its impacts on the locality, we can see what the problems are and propose changes to improve the efficiency of the international marriage.

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