LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSCHDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Social class, based on occupation, of working parent/husband of deceased LS member (1980/1990 classification)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1981:
Blank. See OCSCGDE
1982-1992:
0 = I Professional etc occupations
1 = II Intermediate occupations
2 = III(N) Skilled occupations - non-manual
3 = III(M) Skilled occupations - manual
4 = IV Partly-skilled occupations
5 = V Unskilled occupations
7 = HM Forces
8 = Inadequately described
9 = Full-time students, independent means, no occupation or permanently sick or disabled
SPACE = not applicable (OC3FDE =SPACES)
1993 onwards:
Blank. See OCSCH9DE

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19790000 or after 19910420)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source:  
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19790101 To: 19910420 
Keyword: Socio-economic
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) 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).