Ukrainian ebooks about the 2001 census : the Slavonic June 2021 items of the month

This week, we have purchased 30 ebooks of statistics and analysis about the 2001 Ukrainian census which provide an important snapshot of Ukraine within its first post-Soviet decade.  29 of the the 30 are in Ukrainian and represent our first ebooks in that language (there remain few Ukrainian ebook options for institutions in general), and 12 of the 30 focus on data for Crimea specifically.

From the introductory volume.

The sole English title provides an introduction to the census.  First all-national population census: historical, methodological, social, economic, ethnic aspects gives a summary of previous censuses involving Ukrainian lands, from the first universal census of the Russian Empire in 1897 to the last Soviet census in 1989.  It also provides a useful, quite detailed description of how the December 2001 census was prepared for and carried out, followed by a summary of findings.  The book then ends with a section about projected changes over the course of 2005-2015.  This section discusses the social and economic problems facing the country and its regions (low birth rates, for example, and employment and life expectancy inequalities) and plans for addressing these.

It is of course what in fact occurred in Ukraine towards the end of that projected period and beyond that makes the purchase of the census books important.  Since 2014, the country has been rocked by conflict involving Russian-backed separatists in the east of the country and by the annexation by Russia of Crimea.  The 2001 census has yet to be followed – and how could it be while the sovereignty of the country is so challenged?

Whatever the future of Ukrainian censuses might be, the 2001 findings provide a vital picture of the country in the period between the Soviet era and the 2014- era.  Language statistics are a good example.  In a truly bilingual country, much airtime has been given in the last seven years to the issue of languages, with a lazy link often made between mother tongue and national identity/destiny as though the largest languages – Ukrainian and Russian – operate exclusively of one another.  The 2001 census book Natsional’nyi sklad naselennia Ukrainy ta ioho movni oznaky
provide details about ethnicity and language (not only primary tongue but also fluency in others) and, through these figures, emphasises the huge level of bilingualism in the country.

The annexation of Crimea means that the question of a new census in that part of the country is particularly difficult.  The ebooks we have bought about the Crimean census results are largely parallel publications to the overarching Ukrainian ones, going into yet more local detail.  While the broader Ukrainian volume about languages, for example, runs to 243 pages, the Crimean  Natsional’nyi sklad naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym ta ioho movni oznaky is 361 pages long .  Here is page 361, showing the proportion of native Crimean Tatar speakers across the republic:

The full list of ebooks and direct links to them on the East View platform (via Raven authentification) can be found below, with the pan-Ukrainian titles coming first.  So far their records have mysteriously failed to appear in iDiscover, but I hope that will change very soon.

First all-national population census: historical, methodological, social, economic, ethnic aspects https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59669
Domohospodarstva Ukrainy : domohospodarstva za rozmirom ta kharakterystykoiu chleniv domohospodarstv : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59673
Domohospodarstva Ukrainy : domohospodarstva za typamy ta kil’kistiu ditei : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59674
Dzherela zasobiv isnuvannia naselennia Ukrainy : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59682
Kil’kist’ ta terytorial’ne rozmishchennia naselennia Ukrainy : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59676
Mihratsiia naselennia Ukrainy : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59679
Naselennia Ukrainy za mistsem narodzhennia ta hromadianstvom : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59671
Natsional’nyi sklad naselennia Ukrainy ta ioho movni oznaky : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59670
Riven’ osvity naselennia Ukrainy : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59675
Rozpodil naselennia naibil’sh chyslennykh natsional’nostei za stattiu ta vikom, shliubnym stanom, movnymy oznakamy ta rivnem osvity za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59681
Sklad naselennia Ukrainy za shliubnym stanom : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59678
Statevo-vikovyi sklad naselennia Ukrainy : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59683
Zainiate naselennia Ukrainy : kil’kist’ zainiatoho naselennia ta ioho rozpodil za vydamy ekonomichnoi  diial’nosti : za danymy  Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59686
Zainiate naselennia Ukrainy : naselennia, zainiate ekonomichnoiu diial’nistiu, za hrupamy zaniat’ : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59687
Zainiate naselennia Ukrainy : naselennia, zainiate ekonomichnoiu diial’nistiu, za statusom zainiatosti : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59685
ZHinky i dity Ukrainy : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59684
ZHinky ta choloviky Ukrainy : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59677
ZHytlovi umovy ta zemel’ni dilianky naselennia Ukrainy : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/59672

Domohospodarstva Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : domohospodarstva za rozmirom ta kharakterystykoiu chleniv domohospodarstv : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64208
Domohospodarstva Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : domohospodarstva za typamy ta kil’kistiu ditei : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64207
ZHytlovi umovy naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64217
ZHinky i dity Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64216
ZHinky ta choloviky Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64215
Zainiate naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : naselennia, zainiate ekonomichnoiu diial’nistiu, za vydamy ekonomichnoi diial’nosti : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64213
Zainiate naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : naselennia, zainiate ekonomichnoiu diial’nistiu, za hrupamy zaniat’ : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64214
Zainiate naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : naselennia, zainiate ekonomichnoiu diial’nistiu, za statusom zainiatosti : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64212
Mihratsiia naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64209
Natsional’nyi sklad naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym ta ioho movni oznaky : za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64210
Statevo–vikovyi sklad naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : (za danymy Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku) https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64211
Kil’kist’ ta terytorial’ne rozmishchennia naselennia Avtonomnoi Respubliky Krym : (za danymy  Vseukrains’koho perepysu naselennia 2001 roku) https://ezp.lib.cam.ac.uk/login?url=http://dlib.eastview.com/browse/book/64186

Mel Bach

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