Definition: Age of the children in the household

Social statistics

An additional dimension of 'Standard classification of households and families' is the age of the children in the household. To have both the Census tabulation typology and the age of children together, gives more groups than sample surveys can be broken down into. An alternative typology focusing on presence of children could therefore be:

 - 1. Non-family households
 - 2. Couples with no children living in the household
 - 3. Couples with (at least one) minor child(ren). Youngest child aged 0-5
 - 4. Couples with (at least one) major child(ren). Youngest child aged 6-17
 - 5. Lone mother/father  with (at least one) minor child(ren). Youngest child aged 0-5
 - 6. Lone mother/father  with (at least one) major child(ren). Youngest child aged 6-17
 - 7. One family households with only adult children (aged 18 and above)
 - 8. Multiple-family household with children of age 0-17
 - 9. Multiple-family household without children of age 0-17.
Source:
Harmonisation of recommended core units, variables and classifications, 2000 Edition, Eurostat, p.24
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