A Exploratory Study of Integration-Support Paradigm for Transnational Marriage and Family: Focused on the Dongdaemun-gu Transnational Marriage and Family Support Center

결혼이민자가족을 위한 통합지원 패러다임 모색에 대한 탐색적 연구 -동대문구 결혼이민자가족지원센터를 중심으로-

  • Oh, Yoon-Ja (Child & Family Studies, Kyung Hee University)
  • 오윤자 (경희대학교 생활과학대학 아동가족.생활과학연구소)
  • Published : 2007.11.30


This study explored the integration-support paradigm for transnational marriages and families as a well-grounded service model supporting a transnational family of immigrants in Korea at a time when Korean society showed increased interest in interracial marriages. The research mainly focused on the Dongdaemun-gu Transnational Marriage and Family Support Center, utilizing the relative actual practice at the center and the secondary data of previous studies. The findings were as follows: The integration-support paradigm for transnational marriage and family comprised of the following elements : the institutionalization of welfare and medical services; the systematization of legal institution and execution the settlement of mid- and long-term policies and the practical programs of the government proper approaches to the formation of a healthy marital couple and family relations; total services related to rearing and educating children properly including education cost support to family incomehousing for the stabilization of family life support for socio-cultural exchanges within the family : as well as the radical conversion of social recognition of a transnational family. This paradigm is expected to be a well-grounded service for the integration-support of transnational families.