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A Phenomenological Study on the Meaning of Economic Life of Marriage Immigrant Women

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2013, 18(12), pp.149-157
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science

Lee Hyoung Ha 1

1광주여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to listen to vivid story on economic life of marriage immigrant women using phenomenological study out of qualitative study methods, and to analyze the meaning of dynamicity of experiences through in-depth interviews. The research question is "What is the meaning of economic life that marriage immigrant women experience? From the research, 67meaningful statements were abstracted and 15 core meanings were organized. The 15 core meanings were categorized as 5 theme categories such as ‘Tough Life’, ‘Unstable Income such as Children Education Expense and Insurance Premium’, ‘Search for Changes in Life Style for Adaptation’, ‘Pursuit of Economic Stability through Employment’, ‘Expectation of Supports and Return to Married Woman's Parents' Home.’ The researcher made structural description through first person speaker for the application of hermeneutical writing. In other words, the meaning of economic life of marriage immigrant women in Korea is ‘difficult coping process to family-oriented culture pursuing changes in life style to adapt themselves to difficult reality.’ Various undertones of practice were proposed through those statements such as policy to expand opportunities to receive an old-age pension by applying ‘Joint Scheme for Couples’ (Virtual Name) to People's pension for stable economic life of marriage immigrant women in old age.

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