LS variable metadata
Variable: LEGABF
Table: LBSF
Short description: Whether birth to sample father within marriage at time of registration.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1985: 1 = Birth within marriage 2 = Birth outside marriage A birth is coded within marriage if: the date of marriage was given in the confidential particulars (Question 3), or if the father's details were given but the mother registered the birth alone and other information on the form suggested they were married even though the date of marriage was not stated 1986 onwards: 1 = within marriage 2 = outside of marriage, sole registration 3 = outside of marriage, joint registration, parents at same address 4 = outside of marriage, joint registration, parents at different addresses
Notes: Only births to sample fathers in 1971-78 and 1981 were linked to the LS
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for births (Form 309) or Draft entry for Stillbirths (Form 308), Confidential particulars, Question 3
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Fertility
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) p342 (live birth registration draft entry form),p345 (record of live birth form),pp24-25,pp95-96,p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 & p136 (data quality).