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Definition: Household type (Economical typology)

Social statistics

In this 'economical' typology, the focus is on 'adults' and 'dependent children', rather than on 'couples' and 'families'. Households are classified according to the number of adults and number of dependent children, that are living in the household.
Eurostat, "European Community Household Panel (ECHP) - Selected indicators from the 1995 wave", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999