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Agrarian Typology of Provinces of European Russia at the Turn of the 20th Century (ICPSR 8380)

Principal Investigator(s): Moscow State University


This collection consists of data describing agricultural organization, production, and land management in 50 provinces of European Russia at the turn of the century. Data are derived from the first universal Russian census of population (1897), statistics on landowners (1905), and the Cavalry Censuses of 1896 and 1899-1900. The agricultural model is presented in terms of the number of agricultural workers per place of employment, land allotment per capita, ratio of land leased to peasants to investment property, per capita collection of crops and sown area, productivity of livestock, and cost of land and crops.

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Study Description


Moscow State University. AGRARIAN TYPOLOGY OF PROVINCES OF EUROPEAN RUSSIA AT THE TURN OF THE 20TH CENTURY. Moscow, USSR: Moscow State University [producer], n.d. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1985. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08380.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08380.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    agrarian reform, agricultural census, agricultural production, census data, crops, farm workers, farms, food production, land distribution, land ownership, livestock, management, organizational structure, private ownership, productivity, property values, provinces, rural development, rural landowners

Geographic Coverage:    Russia, Soviet Union, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1900

Data Type(s):    census/enumeration data

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Data Source:

1897 Russian Census, Cavalry Censuses of 1896 and 1899-1900, and landowner statistics from 1905


Original ICPSR Release:   1985-05-24


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