LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSCGBIM
Table: IDMI
Short description: Social class as defined by occupation of working parent/father at birth of child of sample mother - 1980/1990 classification
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Blank - not coded.See OCSCCIM.
Social class as defined by occupation, of working parent 0-5, 7-9
Indicates soc.class as defined by occupation of working father 0-5, 7-9, SPACE
Still indicates soc.class of working father, but coding changes:- 1-9, SPACE
Code 9 contd: ...and/or dependent relative, housewife/husband, full-time student, independent means, permanently sick, no previous occupation or not stated. See OCSCDHIM for full listing of social class codes. See also OCSCMBIM for 'soc class of working mother (83-91)'
1993 onwards:
Blank - not coded. See OCSC9MIM (mother) or OCSC9FIM (father)
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for births (Form 309) or draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308): Question 6 and Box H.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19790101  
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 page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).