Process of Differentiation in Small-Scale Agricultural Family Businesses in Pelarco, Chile (1st Wave, 1984)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Rojas, Alvaro (Universidad de Talca, Chile)
Publication Date
  • Universidad de Talca, Chile (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Branches of Economy, Services and Transport
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Rural economics
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Differentiation processes of the beneficiaries of agrarian reform after allocation of land in Pelarco, (Chile). Topics: type of land acquisition; time spent farming the land; length of time spent as a farmer; work carried out on the old property; membership and leadership position in organizations; interest in additional land acquisition; preferred land ownership; willingness to lease land owned; reasons for success and failure of agricultural activities; personal ideas of agricultural success; financial prerequisites for personal work migration; knowledge of the Colbun-Machicura project; knowledge of the country´s foreign debt; preference for a high level of competence vs. the economic necessity of working in filling a teaching position; assumed amount of salary of a teacher or college instructor; type of house construction; condition of house; size of house; location of kitchen; number of rooms and beds in total and per family member; possession of furniture; possession of a car; number of children; childrens´ average age and education level; amount of subsidy; social insurance contributions and social insurance institution; living in the house mentioned as well as structural changes made; construction of barns; value of fencing; ownership of capital; ownership of machines and animals at the time of allocation. Additionally encoded were: identification of interviewer and place of interview. In addition the data set contains the encoding of open questions about technical production knowledge and ability, the willingness to improve on this knowledge as well as analogous questions on knowledge and ability in the area of business management and the willingness to expand on this knowledge. The answers were each assigned points from 1 (bad) to 10 (good).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-06 / 1984-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Maule (CL-ML)
Sampled Universe
Agricultural family businesses in the Chilean municipality of Pelarco
Sampling Procedure Comment: Systematic random sample based on the property tax register.
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 70
    Number of Variables: 166
The study presents the first wave of a two-wave panel investigation. The second wave is archived under ZA Study No. 5026 which besides the 57 respondents of the second wave in Pelarco contains an additional 53 cases from Sn. Vincente (Chile) and 61 cases from San Carlos (Chile).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5009 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Rojas, Alvaro; Reyes, Juan Carlos: Diferenciacion de los productores familiares campesinos en Chile Central. Talca: Edicion Fundacion OCAC, 1987.
  • Ziche, J.; Rojas, Alvaro: Polarisierung - Egalisierung - Differenzierung - Polarisierung? Zum Ablauf der Agrarreform in Zentral Chile am Beispiel der Gemeinde Pelarco. In: Bayerisches Landwirtschaftliches Jahrbuch, 65, 5, 1988, S. 569-582.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22