LS variable metadata
Variable: DEPCHNB8
Table: ME81
Short description: Number of dependent children in household. 1981.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 0 - 20 = Number of dependent children aged < 19.
space = Communal establishment or private household with no usual residents
Notes: A dependent child is a person usually resident in a private household who is either: a) under 16 years of age, or b) aged 16 - 18 with activity last week 'student' and marital condition `single'.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1981 Census.
Former name of variable: DEPCHNB
Derived: Y
Derivation: Derived from Questions 3, 4, 7 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.