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Height of Mexican Men and Women From Military Passport Records, 1870-1950 (ICPSR 3481)

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This data collection was constructed to ascertain the living standards of the Mexican population during the Porfiriato (1876-1910) and the first four decades of the Post-Revolution period. These data supply information on the individual's age, sex, year of birth, height, place of birth, place of recruitment (into the military), occupation (for passport holders), and occupation prior to recruitment.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Military Records -- Deserters - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS2:  Military Records -- Females - Download All Files (0.5 MB)
DS3:  Military Records -- Males - Download All Files (0.7 MB)
DS4:  Passport Records -- Females - Download All Files (0.6 MB)
DS5:  Passport Records -- Males - Download All Files (0.6 MB)

Study Description


Lopez-Alonso, Moramay. Height of Mexican Men and Women From Military Passport Records, 1870-1950. ICPSR03481-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2003-04-11. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03481.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   body height, military service, population characteristics, standard of living, vital statistics

Geographic Coverage:   Mexico, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1870--1950

Universe:   Parts 1-3: All military records. Parts 4-5: All passports issued by SRE.

Data Types:   administrative records

Data Collection Notes:

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Sample:   Parts 1-3: Records of deceased soldiers and deserters were sampled. Parts 4-5: All passport records issued by SRE from 1910 to 1935 that contained heights in centimeters were sampled.

Data Source:

Passport records issued by Mexico's SECRETARIA DE RELACIONES EXTERIORES (SRE) from 1910 to 1935 and military records of deceased soldiers from 1900 to 1950


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Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB3481.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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