LS variable metadata
Variable: FHIND7
Table: ME71
Short description: Family head indicator - persons in the household. 1971
Full description:  
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

-2Untraced miss NM data
-1Communal Establishment
0Not family head
1Family head

Notes: During the reformat & processing of the historic LS data to the Model 204 environment, this field was recoded to 1 (Family Head) if the value was 2 (Lone parent family, male head), or 3 (Lone parent family, female head).
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census. Derived from Questions B2, B3, B4, B5 and B6. Identifies type of family head.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
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 250.