LS variable metadata
Variable: DCHORD7
Table: ME71
Short description: Birth order of dependent child indicator. 1971
Full description: Indicator to show order of birth of dependent child in household
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
0Not a dependent child
1Eldest dependent child in household
22nd eldest dependent child in household
33rd eldest dependent child in household
44th eldest dependent child in household
55th eldest dependent child in household
66th eldest dependent child in household
77th eldest dependent child in household
88th eldest dependent child in household
9youngest or 9th eldest dependent child in household
-1Communal Establishment
-2Untraced or missing non-member data

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census.
Former name of variable: DCHORD
Derived: Y
Derivation: Derived from various questions.
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Family Fertility
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 251, page 60.