LS variable metadata
Variable: PSLIBBF
Table: SBSF
Short description: Number of children previously born alive to mother of child of sample father.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-25 = Number of children
space= Birth outside marriage
May be imputed
Notes: Only births to sample fathers in 1971-78 and 1981 were linked to the LS.
The question is asked only if the birth being registered is within marriage The registrar records the number of the mother's previous liveborn children (excluding birth or births being registered) by her present husband and any former husband.
Units of measurement:  
Source: 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), page 342 (stillbirth registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 95 (general details), pp. 99-101 and page 103 (comparability), page 108 and page 136 (data quality).