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By Melody Chia-Wen Lu, Yang Wen-shan
Regardless of energetic scholarly curiosity within the phenomenon of cross-border marriage migration among Southeast and East Asia—a majority of which marriages are among males from wealthier areas and girls from areas which are much less economically developed—we comprehend little or no approximately who those ladies are and why they decide to marry and migrate. This quantity offers an outline of the demographic styles and social concerns regarding cross-border marriage some time past 20 years, in addition to case reviews that give some thought to the residing reviews and methods of cross-border households within the host societies, sending groups, and transnational networks of countries like Japan, South, Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Consequently, since near the end of the 20th century when the generation of babies born in the period of low fertility reached marriageable age, cross-border marriages have become a very common phenomenon. This shortage is aggravated by the contradiction between the cultural tradition that wives are expected to be younger than their husbands and the demographic reality that the age pyramid of the population is evolving towards the shape of a spindle. Here, as a phenomenon which accompanies the ‘feminization of cross-border migration’, we may introduce the concept of ‘globalization of reproduction’.
5 Therefore, studies on women migrants’ aspirations, strategies, and limitations should constitute an important part of the narratives about marriage migration. The following brief sketch of what is happening in marriage migration to East Asian MARRIAGE MIGRATION TO EAST ASIA 33 countries is meant to find a balance between structural factors and agency. 1 Why does marriage migration begin? There are supply and demand factors to account for such emerging increases in marriage migration to East Asia.
Doc). 8 In Hsia’s research, an interviewed Indonesian woman’s story can illustrate such a dilemma. Before she married her Taiwanese husband, she used to work in Singapore as a domestic worker. When she planned to renew the contract to continue her career as a foreign worker, her family, worrying about her delay in getting married, arranged for her to marry a Taiwanese man via introduction of her neighbors. She said: ‘I wasn’t planning to get married and only wanted to save money to go home to have a small business of my own.
Asian Cross-border Marriage Migration: Demographic Patterns and Social Issues (AUP - IIAS Publications) by Melody Chia-Wen Lu, Yang Wen-shan