Definition: Dependant

Population censuses - UNECE

A dependant is a person who relies on the support of another person or persons for his or her main source of livelihood. 

A dependant may have some income from economic activity or other sources that is not large enough to constitute his or her main source of livelihood.
Source:
United Nations Statistical Commission and Economic Commission for Europe, “Recommendations for the 2000 censuses of population and housing in the ECE region”, Statistical Standards and Studies, New York and Geneva, 1998
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