National Household Survey (NHS)

Economic family status of person, category

Economic family status refers to whether or not the person is a member of an economic family and, if so, his or her status in that economic family. This is a derived variable. It is derived from the responses to questions about the relationships among the people who live in the household.

Note: When information displays, such as tables, combine information on economic families and persons who are not living in economic families, the population is called: Economic families and persons not in economic families.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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