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Original scientific paper

The Analysis of Some Changes in the Social Structure of the Croatian Ethnic Community in Cleveland

Zdenko Ivezić ; Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, Zagreb, Croatia

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The paper gives a review of the immigration of Croats to Cleveland from 1880 and their numerical status according to various sources. Original data from the records of the Croatian Roman Catholic parish and the church of St. Paul in Cleveland were used in order to calculate the rates of nuptiality, natality and mortality, and to compare these with indicators for Croatia and Slovenia. The origin of marriage partners, parents of children, and the deceased, is presented according to the administrative-territorial divisions of the Croatian lands before the First World War. Data on the place of origin and nationality of marriage partners among the first and second generation Croats and Slovenes is compared. Data on the education of second generation Croats in elementary and secondary schools and in colleges is also given.


immigration, Croats, Cleveland

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