LS variable metadata
Variable: LEGABF
Table: SBSF
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
1986 onwards:
Additional codes:
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 Stillbirths (Form 308), Confidential particulars, Question 3
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Marital 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), page 342 (stillbirth registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 95 (general details), pp. 99-101 and page 103 (comparability), page 108 and page 136 (data quality).