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Legislative Reapportionment Data, 1962 (ICPSR 7246)

Principal Investigator(s): Schubert, Glendon; Press, Charles


The data in this package are "representational unit" population totals for 101 American legislative chambers at the time of the Supreme Court's decision in Baker versus Carr (March 26, 1962). The 101 chambers included both houses of the national Congress and of 49 state legislatures, plus Nebraska's unicameral legislature. "Representational unit" is an estimate of the number of persons represented by an individual legislator.

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Study Description


Schubert, Glendon, and Charles Press. LEGISLATIVE REAPPORTIONMENT DATA, 1962. Honolulu, HI: Glendon Schubert, University of Hawaii [producer], 196?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 197?. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07246.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07246.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    conflict, education, instruction, instructional materials, legislative reapportionment, reapportionment, teaching, United States, computer programs

Time Period:   

  • 1962

Date of Collection:   

  • 1962

Universe:    101 American legislative chambers as of March 26, 1962.

Data Type(s):    aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

A machine-readable codebook and a computer program for statistical analysis of the data are included in the data file. The file contains a total of 1,256 data cards.


Sample:    The sample consists of the entire population.

Data Source:

1960 United States Census and other official records


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-04

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