LS variable metadata
Variable: REVMST7
Table: ME71
Short description: Revised marital status of LS member in 1971.
Full description: A revised marital status code based on marital status, MARCON7, date of marriage termination MGTYR47, and presence/absence of spouse or defacto spouse, SPCIND7.
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
1Single
2Single1
3Married
4Married1
5Married2
6Married3
7Married4
8Married5
9Divorced
10Divorced1
11Widowed
12Widowed1

Notes:  
Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census. Derived from MARCON7, MGTYR47 and SPCIND7.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: 01 = Single (MARCON7=0 and SPCIND7=2);
02 = Single (MARCON7=0);
03 = Married (MARCON7=1, SPCIND7=1, MTYR4=1001, 1000 or spaces);
04 = Married (MARCON7=1, SPCIND7=2, MTYR4=1000, 1001 or spaces);
05 = Married (MARCON7=1, SPCIND7=Space, MTYR4=1001,1000 or spaces)
06 = Married (MARCON7=1, SPCIND7=1, MTYR4= 1872- 1971);
07 = Married (MARCON7=1, SPCIND7=2, MTYR4= 1872- 1971);
08 = Married (MARCON7=1, SPCIND7=Space, MTYR4=1872-1971);
09 = Divorced (MARCON7=3, SPCIND7=2);
10 = Divorced (MARCON7=3);
11 = Widowed (MARCON7=2, SPCIND7=2);
12 = Widowed (MARCON7=2);
Spaces = missing record
Subject:  
Date range:  
Keyword: Marital
Classification: MARSTREV71 
Comparable variables for other individuals:  
Comparable variables for other times:  
Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See Ni Bhrolchain M (1988) Changing partners: a longitudinal study of remarriage , Population Trends, 35, pp. 5-10