Demographic Historical Analysis of Ukrainians in the USA

First published in 2018

Dr. Oleh Wolowyna published the article, titled “Demographic-Historical Analysis of Persons of Ukrainian Ancestry in the United States.”

The Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis. Studia Sociologica 10 (1): 142–163

Ukrainians are one of the least researched ethnic groups in the United States. Part of the problem is the turbulent modern history of Ukraine: a) changes of borders and territory divided among several countries; b) slow development of Ukrainian identity; c) short period, since 1991, as an independent country. This resulted in incomplete and problematic official U.S. statistics about Ukraine and Ukrainians. We review the data available and their problems, and present a demographic-socioeconomic profile of Ukrainian-Americans. We also analyze the impact of the latest migration from Ukraine on the established Ukrainian-American community and problems resulting from the bilingual, Ukrainian and Russian, characteristic of these immigrants.

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Dr. Oleh Wolowyna is the Director of the Center for Demographic and Social-economics Research of Ukrainians in the US at the Shevchenko Scientific Society in the United States.