By Melody Chia-Wen Lu, Yang Wen-shan
Regardless of lively 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 ladies from areas which are much less economically developed—we recognize little or no approximately who those ladies are and why they decide to marry and migrate. This quantity offers an summary of the demographic styles and social matters relating to cross-border marriage long ago twenty years, in addition to case reports that give some thought to the residing studies and techniques 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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Secondly, and more importantly, the Japanese government does not allow the immigration of domestic workers due to its strong restriction on low-skilled immigrants. These two main differences make Japan a particularly interesting case to study. 2 The organization of the remaining part of the paper is as follows. In section 2, we present a temporal overview of the feminization of Japan’s immigration and the changing patterns of Japan’s cross-border marriages. In sections 3 to 7, we focus on an in-depth analysis of the 19952000 period, based mainly on the rich micro data of the 2000 census.
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Asian Cross-border Marriage Migration: Demographic Patterns and Social Issues (AUP - IIAS Publications) by Melody Chia-Wen Lu, Yang Wen-shan