LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSCMBM
Table: LBSM
Short description: Social class as defined by occupation of working mother, birth to sample mother - 1980/1990 classification
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1985: not used 1986-20/04/91: 0-5, 7-9 21/04/91 onwards: 1-9 Code 6 is expanded as follows: '...and/or dependent relative, housewife/husband, full-time student, independent means, permanently sick, no previous occupation or not stated'

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19860101 or after 19910420)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for births (Form 308) Question 6 and Box H
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19860101 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) p342 (live birth registration draft entry form), p345(record of live birth form), pp24-25, pp95-96 and p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 and pp125-136 (data quality).