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Census family

In the Canadian Census such families consisting of a married couple and children are referred to as Census Families.[1] The US Census Bureau refers to such household structures as "Married couple families." This demographic features the highest median household income in the United States.[2]

In the definition in Statistics Canada's Census Dictionary, the term "census family"

Refers to a married couple (with or without children of either and/or both spouses), a common-law couple (with or without children of either and/or both partners) or a lone parent of any marital status, with at least one child. A couple may be of opposite sex or same sex. A couple family with children may be further classified as either an intact family in which all children are the biological and/or adopted children of both married spouses or of both common-law partners or a stepfamily with at least one biological or adopted child of only one married spouse or common-law partner and whose birth or adoption preceded the current relationship. Stepfamilies, in turn may be classified as simple or complex. A simple stepfamily is a couple family in which all children are biological or adopted children of one, and only one, married spouse or common-law partner whose birth or adoption preceded the current relationship. A complex stepfamily is a couple family which contains at least one biological or adopted child whose birth or adoption preceded the current relationship. These families contain children from:
  • each married spouse or common-law partner and no other children
  • one married spouse or common-law partner and at least one other biological or adopted child of the couple
  • each married spouse or common-law partner and at least one other biological or adopted child of the couple.

-Statistics Canada[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b """Statistics Canada – Census dictionary: "Census family. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  2. ^ "Info please, US Census Bureau median household income". Retrieved 2006-06-30. 
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