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Wife or Worker? Worker or Wife? Marriage and Cross-Border Migration in Contemporary Japan

Piper, Nicola


The global trend of increasing numbers of international couples can also be witnessed in Japan where Southeast and Northeast Asian women dominate numerically. This paper reviews the existing literature on marriage and migration exploring the connections between international migration for work and international marriage. It is argued that a dichotomous approach analysing migrant women as either migrants for marriage or overseas contract workers needs to be questioned. Based on a lack of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Population Geography
DOI: 10.1002/ijpg.309


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