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Height of Mexican Men and Women From Military Passport Records, 1870-1950

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records
  • Lopez-Alonso, Moramay (Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
body height; military service; population characteristics; standard of living; vital statistics
  • Abstract

    This data collection was constructed to ascertain the living standards of the Mexican population during the Porfiriato (1876-1910) and the first four decades of the Post-Revolution period. These data supply information on the individual's age, sex, year of birth, height, place of birth, place of recruitment (into the military), occupation (for passport holders), and occupation prior to recruitment.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Military Records -- Deserters
    • DS2: Military Records -- Females
    • DS3: Military Records -- Males
    • DS4: Passport Records -- Females
    • DS5: Passport Records -- Males
Temporal Coverage
  • 1870 / 1950
    Time period: 1870--1950
Geographic Coverage
  • Mexico
  • Global
Sampled Universe
Parts 1-3: All military records. Parts 4-5: All passports issued by SRE.
Parts 1-3: Records of deceased soldiers and deserters were sampled. Parts 4-5: All passport records issued by SRE from 1910 to 1935 that contained heights in centimeters were sampled.
Collection Mode
  • The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2006-03-30 File CB3481.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3481 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Kosack, Edward L.. Mexican Migration to the United States, 1920 to 1965: Guest Workers, Selection, and Economic Development in Mexico. Thesis, University of Colorado at Boulder. 2015.
  • Lopez-Alonzo, Moramay. Height, Health, Nutrition and Wealth: A History of Living Standards in Mexico 1870-1950. Dissertation, Stanford University. 2000.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Lopez-Alonso, Moramay (2003): Height of Mexican Men and Women From Military Passport Records, 1870-1950. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.