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Don’t ask for fair treatment? : A gender analysis of ethnic discrimination, response to discrimination, and self-rated health among marriage migrants in South Korea

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  • Kim, Yugyun; Son, Inseo; Wie, Dainn; Muntaner, Carles; Kim, Hyunwoo; Kim, Seung-Sup
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A gender analysis of ethnic discrimination, response to discrimination, and self-rated health among marriage migrants in South Korea

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Kim, Yugyun; Son, Inseo; Wie, Dainn; Muntaner, Carles; Kim, Hyunwoo; Kim, Seung-Sup

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[London, U.K.] : BioMed Central

Date 2016-07
Journal Title; Vol./Issue International Journal for Equity in Health:vol. 15
Pages 9
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Social Development < General
Social Development < Gender
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Abstract

Background: Ethnic discrimination is increasingly common nowadays in South Korea with the influx of migrants. Despite the growing body of evidences suggests that ethnic discrimination negatively impacts health, only few researches have been conducted on the association between ethnic discrimination and health outcomes among marriage migrants in Korea. This study sought to examine how ethnic discrimination and response to the discrimination are related to self-rated health and whether the association differs by victim’s gender.
Methods: We conducted two-step analysis using cross-sectional dataset from the ‘National Survey of Multicultural Families 2012’. First, we examined the association between perceived ethnic discrimination and self-rated health among 14,406 marriage migrants in Korea. Second, among the marriage migrants who experienced ethnic discrimination (n=5,880), we examined how response to discrimination (i.e., whether or not asking for fair treatment) is related to poor self-rated health. All analyses were conducted after being stratified by the migrant’s gender. (The rest omitted)