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Data Dictionary: Census 1980
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Survey: Census 1980
Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau and Social Explorer
Universe: Households
Variable Details
T24. Family Structure
Universe: Households
T024_002 Married-couple family:
Percent base:
Aggregation method:
Formula used to compute this variable:
#ReturnType oretval = new #ReturnType(); oretval = ORG_STF3:T020001 + ORG_STF3:T020002; return oretval;
Variables used in the formula:
Households: Married-couple family: With own children
Households: Married-couple family: Without own children
Relevant Documentation:
Excerpt from: Social Explorer, U.S. Census Bureau; Census of Population and Housing, 1980 [United States]: Summary Tape File 1a [Computer file]. ICPSR version. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census [producer], 1982. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.
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."