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Table: B23009. Presence Of Own Children Under 18 Years By Family Type By Number Of Workers In Family In The Past 12 Months [43]
Universe: Universe: Families
Table Details
B23009. Presence Of Own Children Under 18 Years By Family Type By Number Of Workers In Family In The Past 12 Months
Universe: Universe: Families
Variable Label
B23009001
B23009002
B23009003
B23009004
B23009005
B23009006
B23009007
B23009008
B23009009
B23009010
B23009011
B23009012
B23009013
B23009014
B23009015
B23009016
B23009017
B23009018
B23009019
B23009020
B23009021
B23009022
B23009023
B23009024
B23009025
B23009026
B23009027
B23009028
B23009029
B23009030
B23009031
B23009032
B23009033
B23009034
B23009035
B23009036
B23009037
B23009038
B23009039
B23009040
B23009041
B23009042
B23009043
Relevant Documentation:
Own Child
A never-married child under 18 years who is a son or daughter by birth, a stepchild, or an adopted child of the householder. In certain tabulations, own children are further classified as living with two parents or with one parent only. Own children of the householder living with two parents are by definition found only in married-couple families. (Note: When used in "EMPLOYMENT STATUS" tabulations, own child refers to a never married child under the age of 18 in a family or a subfamily who is a son or daughter, by birth, marriage, or adoption, of a member of the householder's family, but not necessarily of the householder.)
Family Households
A family consists of a householder and one or more other people living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. All people in a household who are related to the householder are regarded as members of his or her family. A family household may contain people not related to the householder, but those people are not included as part of the householder's family in tabulations. Thus, the number of family households is equal to the number of families, but family households may include more members than do families. A household can contain only one family for purposes of tabulations. Not all households contain families since a household may be comprised of a group of unrelated people or of one person living alone - these are called nonfamily households. Families are classified by type as either a "married- couple family" or "other family" according to the sex of the householder and the presence of relatives. The data on family type are based on answers to questions on sex and relationship that were asked of all people.

  • Married-Couple Family - A family in which the householder and his or her spouse are listed as members of the same household.
  • Other Family:
- Male Householder, No Wife Present - A family with a male householderand no spouse of householder present.
- Female Householder, No Husband Present - A family with a female householder and no spouse of householder present.

Family households and married-couple families do not include same-sex married couples even if the marriage was performed in a state issuing marriage certificates for same-sex couples. Same sex couple households are included in the family households category if there is at least one additional person related to the householder by birth or adoption.