An Intersectional Social Capital Model of Career Development for International Marriage Immigrants

Hyoun Ju Kang, Jamie L. Callahan*, Mrudula Anne

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The phenomenon of women immigrating to marry has resulted in changing labor markets and increasing workforce diversity. However, because of a lack of social capital in their new country, immigrant women face significant barriers to gaining employment, have access to only limited work arenas, or remain at home as housewives. Existing studies of immigrant women are mainly limited to their human rights or cultural issues; there are few studies focusing on career development for them. This article uses social capital and intersectionality theories to create an intersectional social capital model of career development for immigrant women. The application of the model is explicated through the context of South Korea. The positive career development interventions as described in the model can help immigrant brides overcome multiple career-related barriers and find new roots.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-252
Number of pages15
JournalCareer Development Quarterly
Volume63
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

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