7 / 1996
Avgust Horvat

Demographic movements in Slovene emigration to Argentina: The search for living space.

A large majority of Slovene post-war political refugees left the displaced persons camps in Austria and Italy for Argentina, which was least discriminating in accepting th e immigrants. Unorganised immigrant community was quickly forming and Slovene families were established. As time passes there are more and more mixed marriages, the birth rate with in the community is falling and the death rate increasing. Interest in working in the Slovene community has been falling and hence the future of this community is not at all certain.