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Brazilian Law School Students Study, 1960 (ICPSR 7045)

Principal Investigator(s): Scheman, Ronald


The data for this study were collected in 1960 at 15 law schools in several states in Brazil. The study gathered family background data, including age and education of the respondents' siblings, national origins of parents and grandparents, education of parents, occupation of father, and social class of the respondents' families. The respondents' pasts were further explored through questions about their motivation for choosing law as a field, subjects other than law that they had studied, and average grades obtained. In addition, the study probed occupational intentions, frequency of travel abroad, voting participation, desirability of student political activity, and the respondents' involvement in student politics. Demographic information covers the respondents' age, gender, marital status, and city and state of birth.

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Study Description


Scheman, Ronald. Brazilian Law School Students Study, 1960. ICPSR07045-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-05-21. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07045.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07045.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    career goals, education, law school students, law schools, motivation, occupations, political participation, students

Geographic Coverage:    Brazil, Global, Latin America, South America

Time Period:   

  • 1960

Date of Collection:   

  • 1960

Universe:    Law school students in Brazil.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    The sample included primarily first-, third-, or fifth-year students from 15 law schools in Brazil. The law schools were systematically selected to obtain a geographic and economic cross-section of the country. All students present in class on a specified date were given the questionnaire. The intended sample size was 3,000.

Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

Version History:

  • 2009-05-21 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

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