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Children of Multi-cultural Family


As shown in the distribution of multi-cultural family children, most multi-cultural family children (45%) live in Gyeonggi-do, Seoul, and Incheon. They are also found in the rural areas in Chungcheongnamdo, Jeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do, Gyeongsangnam-do and Gyeongsangbuk-do. The 0-6 year old age group makes up 59.4% of the total children of multi-cultural families; the 7-12 age group makes up 24.5%; the 13- 15 age group accounts for 9.5%, and the 16-18 age group accounts for 6.6%. The 0-6 age children are dominant in the multi-cultural families given that the number of multi-cultural family children has increased steadily in recent years, reaching about a total of 200,000 in 2013. The national origin of their parents is China (including Chinese-Koreans), followed by Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and Cambodia. The parents of multi-cultural families are mostly vulnerable in terms of social and economic aspects.