LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSSDHDE
Table: DETH
Short description: Employment status of deceased LS member/mother of deceased (1980/1990 classification)
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Blank - See OCSSDFDE
1979-1982:
1 = Employee
2 = Manager
3 = Foreman
4 = Self-employed with employees
5 = Self-employed without employees
9 = Armed forces and non-workers, including full-time students, independent means, no occupation or permanently sick or disabled SPACE = not applicable.
If deceased aged under 16 then details of working parent used. Armed forces included under categories 1 or 2 rather than 9
1983-20/04/91: As above.
If deceased aged under 16 then mother's employment status used.
21/04/91 onwards:
1=Employee
2=Manager
3=Foreman
4=Self employed - with employees
5=Self employed - without employees
6=Armed forces and non-workers, including full-time students, children, independent means, no occupation or handicapped, permanently sick, dependent relative, housewife/husband, no previous occupation or not stated.
If deceased aged under 16 then mother's employment status used.
1993 onwards:
Blank - See OCSSD9DE

Coding scheme

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

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for deaths (Form 310): Question 6 or, if deceased aged under 16, Box H(a) or H(b)
Former name of variable: OCSSDCHDE
Derived: N
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).