LS variable metadata
Variable: SPCIND7
Table: ME71
Short description: Spouse/Cohabitant indicator. 1971.
Full description: .
Coding notes:  

Coding scheme

0No spouse present
1Spouse Present
2Cohabitant present
-1Communal Establishment
-2Untraced miss NM data
-3Not In A Family
-4No Dependent Children

Units of measurement:  
Source: 1971 Census. Derived using LSRELAT7, AGE7, SEX, FMNUM7 and VISIND7.
Former name of variable:  
Derived: Y
Derivation: VISIND7=0 (resident) Identifies whether a spouse or cohabitant of LS member is present in the household. If a person in the household is a spouse of LS member (i.e. LSRELAT7 is 1 or 2), then SPCIND7=1. If a person in the LS member's household is a cohabitant (LSRELAT7=8), then SPCIND7=2.
Date range:  
Keyword: Marital
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) pp. 248-252