LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSCMBIM
Table: IDMI
Short description: Social class as defined by occupation of working sample mother at birth of child - 1980/1990 classification
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1982:
Blank - Not coded. See OCSCCIM.
0-5, 7-9
1-9 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 OCSCGBIM for 'working parent/father (1979-91)'
1993 onwards:
Blank - Not coded. See OCSC9MIM (mother) or OCSC9FIM (father)
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for births (Form 308) or draft entry for stillbirths (Form 309): Question 6 and Box H.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19830101 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 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).