Couple family

Status: This standard was approved as a departmental standard on October 22, 2007.


Couple family refers to a family that contains a married or common-law couple. A couple may be of opposite or same sex.

In economic families, a couple family is a family where the reference person has a legally married spouse or common-law partner in the family (regardless of whether or not the reference person also has children).

Relation to previous version

  • Couple family October 22, 2007 to current

    This is the current standard.

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