LS variable metadata
Variable: PARABF
Table: LBSF
Short description: No. of previous live and stillborn children of mother of child of sample father
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-25 = No of previous births
space= Birth outside marriage
Notes: Only births to sample fathers in 1971-78 and 1981 were linked to the LS
This is the number of live and stillborn children (excluding the birth(s) being registered) previously born to the mother by this or any former husband The question is only asked if the birth being registered is within marriage. Numbers of births may have been imputed.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Births (Form 309) or draft entry for stillbirths (Form 308): Confidential particulars Question 3(iii)
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Fertility
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
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,p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 & p136 (data quality).