No definition is available for this variable.
|1.||The term 'children' refers to sons and/or daughters of the economic family husband/reference person.
Economic family status - Refers to the classification of the population according to whether or not the persons are members of an economic family.
Economic family persons refer to two or more household members who are related to each other by blood, marriage, common-law or adoption, and thereby constitute an economic family. They can be further classified as follows:
Economic family reference persons - In each economic family, one person is designated as the reference person. For purposes of presentation of historically comparable low-income statistics, the following designations have been made. The male spouse or partner is designated as the reference person in opposite-sex couple families. In lone-parent families, the male or female lone parent is the reference person. In same-sex couple families, the first person in the couple listed on the questionnaire is the economic family reference person. In all other economic families, the reference person can be either a male or female person not in a census family.
Economic family members - Persons other than the reference person (as described above) who belong to the same economic family are classified as female spouses or partners, male or female same-sex spouses or partners, never-married sons or daughters, other sons or daughters or other economic family members. For 2006, other economic family members include foster children. They were previously classified as persons not in economic families.
Persons not in economic families - Household members who do not belong to an economic family. Persons living alone are included in this category.
Age - Refers to the age at last birthday (as of the census reference date). This variable is derived from date of birth.
|2.||These families consist of couples with or without other relatives present.
|3.||These families may also have children 18 years of age and over. These families do not include other relatives.|
|4.||Refers to families with only children aged 18 or over. These families do not include other relatives.