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Land Reform in Mexico 1910-1976

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Sanderson, Susan Walsh (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
agrarian reform
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1910 / 1976
    Time period: 1910--1976
  • 1973 / 1976
    Collection date: 1973--1976
Geographic Coverage
  • Global
  • Mexico
Sampled Universe
Land reform recipients in Mexico - by village. Smallest Geographic Unit: village
Universal - includes all of the land reform actions for Mexico from 1910-1976.
Collection Mode
  • 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 ( or if further information is desired.

2013-04-08 Minor edits made to the metadata description.
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34388 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Sanderson, Susan. Land Reform in Mexico, 1910-1980. New York: Academic Press. 1984.
  • Sanderson, Susan Rita Walsh. Peasants and Public Policy: Social Change in Rural Mexico, 1916-1976. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh . 1980.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-16

Sanderson, Susan Walsh (2013): Land Reform in Mexico 1910-1976. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.