LS variable metadata
Variable: MGDUR7
Table: ME71
Short description: Duration of first marriage. 1971.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00 - 48 = Number of completed years; 49 = 49 or more completed years; 62 = Not known; SPACES = Not applicable

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-9Missing
-3Aged Over 60
-2Single
-1Male
4949 or more years
62Not known

Notes: This variable only applies to ever-married women aged under 60
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census. Question B24a. Marriage duration calculated as the difference between date of first marriage and date of first marriage termination or current date if first marriage not ended
Former name of variable: MGDUR
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Marital
Classification:  
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) pp. 267-270, pp. 33-34.