Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/105075
Authors: 
Cho, Seo-Young
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 52-2014
Abstract: 
This paper investigates empirically whether cultural, racial, and linguistic similarities increase marriage migration. By using marriage migration data from South Korea, I find that the similarities between an origin country and South Korea pull more marriage migration, but the positive effects of the similarities are mainly driven by female marriage migrants from middle and low income countries. The pulling effects of the similarities can be explained by female deficits in the marital age group in South Korea that motivate Korean men to seek foreign brides who share similar traits with locals.
Subjects: 
Marriage Migration
Similarities
Sorting Traits
Demographic Changes
and South Korea
JEL: 
F2
J1
O5
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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