Korean Journal of Pediatrics 2009;52(4):417-421.
Published online April 15, 2009.
Development and language problems in children of immigrant marriages
Jae Woo Lim
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea
결혼이민자 자녀들의 성장 발달과 언어 문제
건양대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실
Jae Woo Lim, Email: imsoa@hanmail.net
The number of international marriages in South Korea has drastically increased since the year 2000, and among these, the proportion of couples with a Korean husband and foreign wife accounts for more than 70%. At the same time, the number of children resulting from an international marriage has also risen dramatically; this tendency is especially evident in preschool children below 6 years of age. This review article shows some of the similarities and differences between children from international marriages and those from non-international households with respect to their growth, development and language skills.
Key Words: International marriage, Immigrant, Multicultural, Bilingualism

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