ERIC Number: ED047547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
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Land Reform and Productivity: The Mexican Case. Analysis of Census Data.
The report covers an investigation of the productivity of land, labor, and capital in Mexican agriculture as a means of clarifying the role played by land-reform, and more specifically its main outcome--the institution of the ejido--in the recent rapid rise of agricultural output in Mexico. The ejido is a form of communal property, although only a small minority of ejidos practice collective farming. Most of the data used in this analysis are derived from the three agricultural censuses of 1940, 1950, and 1960. The author probes the relationship of land-reform and agricultural productivity concluding that social gains stemming from land-reform are not made at the expense of economic progress. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Agronomy, Census Figures, Collective Settlements, Community Characteristics, Developing Nations, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Economic Development, Economically Disadvantaged, Ethnic Groups, Land Settlement, Land Use, Living Standards, Mexican American History, Mexican Americans, Poverty Areas, Spanish Americans, Statistical Data
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-189 824, MF-$.95, HC-$3.00)
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Sponsor: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Agricultural Experiment Station.; Agency for International Development (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Land Tenure Center.