LS variable metadata
Variable: PSLIBIM
Table: IDFI
Short description: Number of children previously born alive to sample father.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 00-25 = Number of children
space= birth outside marriage
May be imputed (see PSLIINIM).
Notes: 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 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), page 343 (death registration draft entry form), page 25 and page 96 (general details), pp. 99-104 (comparability), pp. 141-145 (data quality).