Marriage Migration in Southeast and East Asia Revisited through a Migration-Development Nexus Lens

Author: Chinsung Chung | Keuntae Kim | and Nicola Piper


Migration entails multi-faceted social transformations at various scales, in both countries of origin and destination as well as regionally and globally, implicating migrants and non-migrants alike. The act of migration turns migrants into objects of change as well as agents of change, individually and collectively. Marriage migration, as a sub-category of broader migration, involves both birth families in origin communities and those newly formed (or joined) in destination countries. The institution of the family is, therefore, particularly impacted in multiple ways.

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December 2016
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