LS variable metadata
Variable: OCSSFBF
Table: LBSF
Short description: Employment status of working parent/father (1980 classification) -birth to sample father
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1978:
1=Employee (including housewives)
4=Self-employed with employees
5=Self-employed without employees
9=Armed forces, full-time students, children, independent means, no occupation or handicapped
1983 onwards:
Occupation of working father. Codes as before except housewives included in category 9, and Armed forces in 1 and 2
Notes: Only births to sample fathers in 1971-78 and 1981 were linked to the LS
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for Births (Form 309) or stillbirths (Form 308): Question 6 and Box H
Former name of variable:  
Derived: N
Derivation: Not available
Date range:  
Keyword: Socio-economic
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) p342 (live birth registration draft entry form),p345 (record of live birth form),pp24-25,pp95-96,p108 (general details), pp99-101 (comparability of data), p108 & p136 (data quality).