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.