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Międzynarodowe rozwody w Korei Południowej – charakterystyka demograficzna
International divorces in South Korea – demographic characteristics

Author(s): Katarzyna Juszczyk-Frelkiewicz
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Demography and human biology
Published by: Wydawnictwo OR TWP w Szczecinie
Keywords: international divorce; international marriage;multicultural family;multiculturalism; immigrants in South Korea;

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents demographic characteristics of international divorces in South Korea based on data from Vital Statistics of Immigrant in 2015 from Statistics Korea. According to data there are systematic but slow tendency of decrease numbers of divorces by immigrants. The most frequently immigrant get divorce at the first years of marriage duration, mainly because of: differences in character, economic problems, spouse’s unfairness and conflict between family members. Many researchers point out that marriage immigrants experience cultural and lifestyle differences which become barriers of everyday life, they have language problems in daily communication and they are also more likely to live in poverty. In many cases migrant wives are victims of domestic violence. These conflicts develop into situations in which multicultural families end in divorce.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 99-112
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English, Polish