Transnational marriage and livelihood strategies: Filipina brides in South Korea

Yea, S 2006, 'Transnational marriage and livelihood strategies: Filipina brides in South Korea' in S. Charlesworth, K. Douglas, M. Fastenau, S. Cartwright (ed.) Women and Work 2005: Current RMIT University Research, RMIT Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 5-22.


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Title Transnational marriage and livelihood strategies: Filipina brides in South Korea
Author(s) Yea, S
Year 2006
Title of book Women and Work 2005: Current RMIT University Research
Publisher RMIT Publishing
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
Editor(s) S. Charlesworth, K. Douglas, M. Fastenau, S. Cartwright
Start page 5
End page 22
Subjects Sociology not elsewhere classified
Summary Much attention has been given recently to the transnational labour migration of Asian women, particularly for unskilled occupations such as factory work, prostitution and domestic care. Increasingly however, Asian women from various countries throughout the region are using international marriage (and marriage visas) as a livelihood strategy. For such women, marriage to a national from a more developed country represents the possibility of realising a variety of economic goals, including personal economic security, increased employment opportunities and greater opportunities to remit money to relatives in their home countries. Meshed with love and familial motivations, these pragmatic economic concerns are rarely discussed in Asian women's transnational marriages. Through in-depth interviews with Filipino women who comprise one of the main source countries for international brides in the Asian region married to Korean men, this paper explores the economic motivations for Asian women's transnational marriages and assesses the extent to which these strategies fulfil the economic goals to which these women aspire.
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Keyword(s) social aspects of marriage
economic aspects of marriage
employment of minority women
intercountry marriage in Asia
social mobility
women in Asia
Asians in foreign countries
women in the Philippines
men in Korea (South).
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