LS variable metadata
Variable: SONIND8
Table: ME81
Short description: Indicator for presence of sons(-in-law) in household. 1981.
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Coding scheme

ValueMeaning
0No son(-in-law) present
1One son(-in-law) present with marital status: never-married
2One son(-in-law) present with marital status: married
3One son(-in-law) present with marital status: widowed
4One son(-in-law) present with marital status: divorced
5One son(-in-law) present with marital status: separated
62+ sons(-in-law) present
-9Not applicable (visitor or enumerated in communal establishment)

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Derived: Y
Derivation: 1981 Census. Derived using the marital status of males, usually resident in the household, whose relationship to the LS member is son or son-in-law (LSRELAT8 = 2 or 3)
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Keyword: Family
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Restricted: N
Data type: Numeric
Length of field: 2
Reference 1: See LS Technical Volume (Hattersley and Creeser, 1995) page 293.