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Land Reform in Mexico 1910-1976 (ICPSR 34388)

Principal Investigator(s): Sanderson, Susan Walsh, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


This dataset on land reform in Mexico, was originally coded from the Diario Oficial by the Ministry of Land Reform (Secretaria de la Reforma Agraria), the ministry responsible for administering Mexico's land reform. Susan Walsh Sanderson acquired the data from the Ministry in 1976 and completed a dissertation (Sanderson, 1980) and book (Sanderson, 1984) summarizing the main findings. The background to this dataset is described in chapter 1 of Sanderson (1984). While a detailed description and analysis of the information can be found in the 1984 book, a codebook has been created that highlights the main features of the dataset. To familiarize the user with the variables in the dataset, the document also explains how to replicate some of the tables and figures in the original work. A program to perform this replication is also provided.

Access Notes

  • These data are flagged as replication datasets and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigator(s) if further information is desired.

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.


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Study Description


Sanderson, Susan Walsh. Land Reform in Mexico 1910-1976. ICPSR34388-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2013-04-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34388.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34388.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agrarian reform

Smallest Geographic Unit:    village

Geographic Coverage:    Global, Mexico

Time Period:   

  • 1910--1976

Date of Collection:   

  • 1973--1976

Universe:    Land reform recipients in Mexico - by village.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

The zipped package contains Stata, Comma-Separated Values, and Word files, which provide data, tables, and figures used in the publication.

These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult Susan Walsh Sanderson at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (sandes@rpi.edu or srsandes@gmail.com) if further information is desired.


Sample:    Universal - includes all of the land reform actions for Mexico from 1910-1976.


Original ICPSR Release:   2013-04-05

Version History:

  • 2013-04-08 Minor edits made to the metadata description.

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