Land Tenure and Rebellion

A Statistical Analysis of Factors Affecting Government Control in South Vietnam

by Edward John Mitchell

Download

Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 1.4 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.

Purchase

Purchase Print Copy

 FormatList Price Price
Add to Cart Paperback45 pages $15.00 $12.00 20% Web Discount

A statistical analysis to determine the factors that explain variation in the degree of government control in the provinces of South Vietnam. An analysis of social and economic data reveals that a greater degree of government control is associated with greater inequality in land tenure. A secure province in South Vietnam is one in which few peasants work their own land, distribution of land holdings is unequal, land redistribution has not been carried out, large French land holdings have existed in the past, population density is high, and the terrain is such that mobility and accessibility are low. The greater power of landlords and the docility of peasants in these relatively feudal areas may account for the situation.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation research memorandum series. The Research Memorandum was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1948 to 1973 that represented working papers meant to report current results of RAND research to appropriate audiences.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.