LS variable metadata
Variable: DEPCHN8
Table: ME81
Short description: Dependent child indicator. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

1usual resident of a private household who is a dependent child
2usual resident of a private household who is not a dependent child
-9visitor to a private household or in a communal establishment

Notes: A dependent child is defined as a person: a) under 16 years of age, or b) under 25 years of age, never-married and classified from the question on economic activity last week as a 'student'
Units of measurement:  
Former name of variable: DEPCHN
Derived: Y
Derivation: 1981 Census. Questions 3, 4, 7, 8 and 10.
Date range:  
Keyword: Family
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 293, pp. 60-61.