LS variable metadata
Variable: LEGAIM
Table: IDFI
Short description: Born inside/outside marriage (previously known as 'legitimacy').
Full description:  
Coding notes: Up to 1985:
1= Birth within marriage
2= Birth outside marriage
1986 onwards:
1= within marriage
2= outside marriage, sole registration
3= outside marriage, joint registration, parents at same address
4= outside marriage, joint registration parents at different addresses
Notes: A birth is coded within marriage if the date of marriage was given in the confidential particulars.
Units of measurement:  
Source: Draft entry for births (Form 309) or Draft entry for Stillbirths (Form 308), Confidential particulars, Question 3.
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).