LS variable metadata
Variable: LEGEIM
Table: IDFI
Short description: Birth within/outside marriage of deceased infant of LS member.
Full description:  
Coding notes: 1971-1975:
Aged under 16:-
1= adopted, birth outside marriage
2= birth outside marriage registered solely by the mother
3= birth outside marriage registered jointly by both parents
4= birth outside marriage re-registered on joint information
5 = birth legitimated by re-registration under Legitimacy Act
6 = Adopted (birth within marriage)
Space = birth within marriage
1 = birth within marriage
2 = birth outside marriage
1986 onwards:
Blank - not available.
Notes: Where date of birth of deceased is prior to January 1968, all but a few cases are not coded 1-6, but are coded Blank (birth within marriage)
Units of measurement:  
Source: Derived from information collected at birth registration held in entry at NHSCR and linked to death record when death entered in register
Former name of variable: 'Legitimacy'
Derived: Y
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).