LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSSFBM
Table: LBSM
Short description: Employment status of working parent/father, birth to sample mother - 1980/1990 classification.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
Blank - not applicable
1979-1982:
1= Employee (including housewives)
2= Manager
3= Foreman
4= Self-employed with employees
5= Self-employed without employees
9= Armed forces and non-workers, including full-time students, children, independent means, no occupation or handicapped
1983-20/04/91:
1 = Employee (including housewives)
2 = Manager
3 = Foreman
4 = Self-employed with employees
5 = Self-employed without employees
9 = Non-workers including full-time students, housewives, children, independent means, no occupation or handicapped
Note: For this period Armed forces are coded to categories 1 and 2 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.

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
-8Not coded (before 19790101 or after 19910421)

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Births (Form 309) Question 6 and Box H.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Subject:  
Date range: From: 19790101 To: 19910421 
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).