LS variable metadata
Variable: CHILD7
Table: ME71
Short description: Number of persons in household aged under 16. 1971.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 0 - 50 = Count of persons usually resident aged < 16
-1 = Communal establishment

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
00
-1Communal establishment
-2Untraced or missing non-nember data
-3Not in a family
-4No dependent children

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Derived from AGE7 and VISIND7 where VISIND7 = 0 (not a visitor). All records within a household, including the LS member, are checked and a count kept of the number of persons aged under 16. The count becomes the value of CHILD7.
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 234, page 236, page 251, page 32.