LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSCDHDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Social class, as defined by occupation, of deceased LS member/ mother of deceased (1980/1990 classification)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Blank - See OCSCDFDE
If deceased aged <16 then details of a working parent are used. Range: 0-5, 7-9, SPACE 1983-20/04/91: If deceased aged <16 the social class of their mother is used. Range: 0-5, 7-9, SPACE
21/04/91 - 31/12/1992:
If deceased aged <16 the social class of their mother is used. Range: 1-9, SPACE
1993 onwards:
Blank - See OCSCD9DE
Note: From 21/04/91 onwards: Code 9 includes the following continuation: and/or dependent relative, housewife/husband, full-time student, independent means, permanently sick, no previous occupation or not stated.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 6 or, if aged under 16, Boxes G(a) and H(a) or G(b) and H(b)
Former name of variable: OCSCDCHDE
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
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 pp. 96-97 (general details), pp. 101-104 (comparability of data), page 108 and pp. 117-121 (data quality).