LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSSMBM
Table: SBSM
Short description: Employment status of working sample mother - 1980/1990 classification
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1985:
Blank- not applicable
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
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.
1993 onwards: Blank - not applicable. See OCSS9MBM.

Coding scheme

-8Not coded (before 19860101 or after 19910421)

Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308): Question 6 and Box H
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range: From: 19860101 To: 19910421 
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 (stillbirth registration draft entry form), page 25 and pp. 95-96 (general details), pp. 99-101 and page 103 (comparability), page 108 and pp. 125-136 (data quality).