Definition: Typology of family nucleus
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