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Role of the University in the Development of Political Consensus: Argentina, 1963 (ICPSR 7040)

Principal Investigator(s): Nasatir, David


The data for this study were collected in 1963 in five cities in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Cordoba, Rosario, and Resistencia. The sample contained two distinct groups: students at Argentine universities and nonstudent adults. The principal variables examined influences in the respondent's choice of a major field of study, study habits, participation in the university government, social contacts within the university government, social contacts within the universities, and views on the prestige of a university education. In addition, the study explored political attitudes and behavior, perceptions of stratification, occupational status, and attitudes toward group interests. Demographic data include the respondents' age, sex, marital status, religion, and residence during childhood, as well as their fathers' education, occupation, and income.

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Study Description


Nasatir, David. Role of the University in the Development of Political Consensus: Argentina, 1963. ICPSR07040-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1976. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07040.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07040.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    academic degrees, college students, occupational status, occupations, political attitudes, social networks, social stratification, student government, study habits, universities

Geographic Coverage:    Argentina, Buenos Aires, Cordoba, Global, Latin America, Mendoza, Resistencia, South America

Time Period:   

  • 1963

Date of Collection:   

  • 1963-07--1963-08

Universe:    University students and the nonstudent adult population in five cities in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Cordoba, Rosario, and Resistencia.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    A random sample of students was drawn from all the schools of the University of Buenos Aires, with equal numbers from each school and the population defined by voting lists from student elections. This core student sample was then supplemented by quota samples from students at other universities. Finally, the student sample was matched by quota sampling of nonstudent adults based on dimensions of age, gender, and social class. In Buenos Aires, the nonstudents were taken from neighborhoods previously determined to be similar to those from which the students came. Intended sample size was 2,000.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

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