LS variable metadata
Variable: LEGAIM
Table: IDMI
Short description: Birth inside/outside marriage (code at birth).
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 (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.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for births (Form 309) or Draft entry for Stillbirths (Form 308), Confidential particulars, Question 3 Previously known as 'Legitimacy'
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: Text
Length of field: 1
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995), page 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).