LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSCHWI
Table: WDOW
Short description: Social class as defined by occupation of male LS member stated at death of spouse (1980/1990 classification)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978: Blank. See OCSCGWI. 1979-20/04/91: 0-5, 7-9 SPACE = (not applicable: OC3FWI = SPACES) 21/04/91 - 31/12/92 : 1-9 Code 9 is expanded as follows: '...and/or dependent relative, housewife/husband, full-time student, independent means, permanently sick, no previous occupation or not stated' 1993 onwards: Blank. See OCSCH9WI.

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19790101 or after 19910420)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Boxes G(b) and H(b) If the LS member is female the field is Blank
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19790101 To: 19921231 
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 342 (death registration draft entry form), pp. 24-25 and page 98 (general details), pp. 101-103 (comparability), pp. 136-137 (data quality).