Marriage migrants as emigrants : remittances of marriage migrant women from Vietnam to their natal families

Authors: Bélanger, Danièle; Linh, Tran Giang; Duong, Le Bach
Abstract: This article examines the emigration dimension of marriage migration in Asia by focusing on remittances received by parents from daughters who married and migrated abroad. Based on a study of 250 migrant-sending households in Vietnam with a daughter living in an Asian country as a ‘foreign wife’, the analysis provides empirical evidence that emigrant spouses make substantial financial contributions to their natal families through remittances. A multivariate analysis of the determinants of remittance-sending shows that a woman's characteristics and living conditions abroad largely determine whether or not she remits, while the relative poverty level of her natal family has limited influence. Findings call for a broader conceptualization of ‘women who marry foreigners’ or ‘foreign brides’ as emigrants who contribute to the social development of their sending countries.
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 10 June 2011
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Asian population studies, Vol. 7 (2), 89–105 (2011)
Alternative version: 10.1080/17441730.2011.576810
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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