Concepts and Definitions

Responsible of the Household

Responsible of the household is the adult member of household who is responsible for the management or livelihood of the house and has the most accurate information on the socio-economic status of the household and personal characteristics of the individuals living in the house.

Household member

A member of constituent of household.

Multi-person no-family households

This covers households of which members are not related to each other as couples or parent or child.

One-family (nuclear family) household

It is defined as families comprise a couple without children or a couple with at least one child or a lone-parent with at least one child. "Child" term used in identification of this household type defines the status of an individual by his/her parents without any age criteria in accordance with the international definition. For instance; 60-year-old mother and 35- year-old daughter stand for the definition of "the nuclear family comprising a lone-parent with at least one child".

Types of nuclear families are grouped as follows:

  • Couples without resident children
  • Couples with at least one resident child
  • Lone parents with at least one resident child
  • Lone fathers with at least one resident child
  • Lone mothers with at least one resident child

Extended family households

Extended family households cover multi-family households or at least one nuclear family with non-family member(s).

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