Canadian Income Survey (CIS)
Source of income of economic family, type
Source of income refers to the origin of the payments received by an institutional unit for consumption, savings or investments. The sources of these receipts include income from employment, government transfers or pensions.
Economic family refers to a group of two or more persons who live in the same dwelling and are related to each other by blood, marriage, common-law union, adoption or a foster relationship. A couple may be of opposite or same sex.
By definition, all persons who are members of a census family are also members of an economic family. Examples of the broader concept of economic family include the following: two co-resident census families who are related to one another are considered one economic family; co-resident siblings who are not members of a census family are considered as one economic family; and, nieces or nephews living with aunts or uncles are considered one economic family.