By Oleh Wolowyna and Vasyl Lopukh
The Shevchenko Scientific Society
Since the independence of
These data also provide a unique opportunity for research on the Ukrainian
ethnic group from the academic perspective. They allow researchers to augment
the field of ethnic studies in the
In order to encourage and facilitate research on this topic, the Shevchenko Scientific Society
This web site provides access to an integrated data base with census and
survey data on Ukrainians in the
The data are made available free of charge to anybody who wants to find out
more about Ukrainians in the
These data also provide important information for our organized communities. Detailed demographic and socio-economic profiles of Ukrainians can be elaborated for many cities, with indicators like total size, age-sex structure, number and percent speaking Ukrainian (and Russian) by age and sex, marital status, occupation, education, different types of income, country of birth for migrants and year of immigration, etc. The data bases also have data on housing and household characteristics like homeownership or renting, mortgage or rent payments, age, size and value of the house for home owners, as well as family characteristics like structure of the family and family income. All these and many other variables are available in the integrated data bases..
Analysis of the population dynamics for different States and Metropolitan Areas between 1980 and 2006 allows one to see which States and cities are loosing population, which are growing, to detect the formation of new centers of Ukrainian settlements in cities with few or no Ukrainians, and to document the contribution to this growth by "4th wave" migrants and/or by Ukrainians moving out of cities with large Ukrainian communities (from northeastern and northern Midwestern cities to the South and the Western coast). These data provide timely information on challenges and opportunities for our churches, cooperatives and civic organizations.
The Center will maintain, update and expand the web site and the data bases, provide technical assistance to persons who want to use the data, administer research grants, organize conferences and publish research results. All this requires resources. A special fund is being set up to support the Center's activities, and we appeal to persons who recognize the importance of this activity to provide financial support to the Center. For donations and general questions about the Center contact the Shevchenko Scientific Society: (212) 254-5130; for technical questions about the data and research, contact Oleh Wolowyna: (919)923-1316 or olehw(a)aol.com.