Data Dictionary: Census 1980
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Survey: Census 1980
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Table: T26. Family Type [4]
Universe: Own children
Table Details
T26. Family Type
Universe: Own children
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer; U.S. Census Bureau; Census of Population and Housing, 1980: Summary Tape File 3 [machine-readable data file] / conducted By the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington: Bureau of the Census [producer and distributor], 1982.
 
Family Type
Families are classified by type according to sex of the householder and the presence of relatives, based on questions on sex and household relationship asked on a complete-count basis.

Married-couple family
A family in which the householder and his/her spouse are enumerated as members of the same household.

Other family
Male householder, no wife present
A family with a male householder and no spouse of householder present.

Female householder, no husband Present
Family with a female householder and no spouse of householder present.

Historical comparability
The terminology for the family-type categories is new for 1980. The categories are reasonably compatible with the 1970 categories, "husband-wife families," "families with other male head," and "families with female head."

See also: "Family;" "Household Type".