LS variable metadata
Variable: LEGABM
Table: LBSM
Short description: Whether birth to sample mother within marriage at time of registration.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1985:
1= Birth within marriage
2= Birth outside marriage
1986 onwards:
1= Within marriage
2= Outside marriage, sole registration
3= Outside marriage, joint registration, parents at same address
4= Outside marriage, joint registration, parents at different addresses
Notes: A birth is coded within marriage if the date of marriage was given in the confidential particulars.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for births (Form 309) confidential particulars, Question 3
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Marital Fertility
Classification:  
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Text
Length of field: 1
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 and p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 and pp125-136 (data quality).