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Abstract Details

Activity Number: 244
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 1, 2011 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Social Statistics Section
Abstract - #300787
Title: Demographic Study of Cuban Freemasons: A Technical Discussion
Author(s): Jorge Luis Romeu*+
Companies: Syracuse University
Address: Dept. Mech & Aerosp. Eng., Syracuse, NY, 13217,
Keywords: demographic study ; population at risk ; time series ; statistical modeling ; Freemasons

Cuban Freemasons are one of the oldest, largest and geographically most widely spread organizations of Cuban civil society. We examine the evolution of Freemasons in Cuba, using annual membership data from the Grand Lodge, in Havana. Defining the equivalent of population at risk, a new Masonic indicator is derived. Using Immigration and Naturalization Service data, we estimate the number of Freemasons that left Cuba in the wake of Castro's revolution. Using United Nations data, we estimate deceased Masons. Using annual membership data, we estimate the number of Communist Party and administration officers that may have joined the Freemasons. We thus describe the evolution of members of the Grand Lodge, through the second half of the XX Century, and through the seven epochs of Cuban sociopolitical developments, that we have identified.

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