Definition: Typology of family nucleus

Category: Social statistics

For family nuclei, the Census recommendation has derived topics for size of family nucleus, number of children under a specified age, number of economically activity members, and 'type of family nucleus'. The last follows this classification:
 - 1. Husband and wife family 
 - 2. Cohabitant couple
 - 3. Lone mother
 - 4. Lone father
 - 5. Other.
Harmonisation of recommended core units, variables and classifications, 2000 Edition, Eurostat, p.24