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Just because the IRS changes their definition of what a taxable household is, doesn't mean the rest of the world follows. To state and restate that a household is not a synonym of family is false.

From Webster's 1913 dictionary: http://machaut.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/WEBSTER.sh?WORD=Household

Household (Page: 709)

House"hold` (?), n.

1. Those who dwell under the same roof and compose a family.

--Connel MacKenzie 07:23, Feb 6, 2005 (UTC)

I don't think the "rest of the world" follows Webster's 1913 dictionary. Why don't we keep it simple and follow Wiktionary's definition and say that a household may or may not be a family? Brianjd | Why restrict HTML? | 06:15, 2005 Apr 8 (UTC)

Expansion request[edit]

I would be interested in seeing a discussion of household size, and the demographics of how it has changed over time in various places. -- Beland 07:59, 11 April 2006 (UTC)

Social and other dimensions to household[edit]

Obviously we have some work to do on this article.

Among many other things I think we need to flesh out the meaning of 'household' in social theory, and specify how 'household' relates to 'home', 'residence', 'abode', 'dwelling', 'family'.

SeventhHell (talk) 06:46, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

hear hear! The opening line is indeed quite bleak and does not set the scene very well. The 2003 reference from an, I assume, generic textbook does not even reflect standard accepted definitions of household from the 1970s! (I'm thinking here of Jack Goody, who says that households may eat, sleep and work together, but not necessarily do all these things together at the same time or in the same place!). Furthermore research into diasporas and the notion of a global household has really changed ideas about what households are in social theory.

It is six years almost since seventh's post, so isn't it about time we updated this? 79.64.147.204 (talk) 10:23, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Query existence of Household Help![edit]

Has anyone heard of this so-called parody program Household Help!? (the very last section of the article). The article link for it showed as 'does not exist' so I removed it, I googled around and could find no such progam. Can anyone attest to the existence of such a program? I don't know what we do about that, I guess I will insert a [dubious ] tag and see what happens. SeventhHell (talk) 12:33, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Nuclear family not the most common structure anymore[edit]

Per the sources in Nuclear family, nuclear family amounts to 24.1% of US households in 2000. So the statement "...especially in western societies where the nuclear family has become the most common family structure" is not true. At least not any longer and not in the United States. Actually the "Married without children" and "Single" categories are both higher than the "Nuclear" family category for the US, and together they appear to be slightly more, than twice the percentage of the "Nuclear" category. This change may, or may not, be true for other Western countries, but it needs to be clarified, or removed as misleading. I'm tagging that statement with {{fact}} for the time being. — Becksguy (talk) 21:51, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

PS - Changed to {{dubious}} tag — Becksguy (talk) 22:15, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Hi, I've looked up the edit history and asked Feco to check it out.SeventhHell (talk) 06:04, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
i don't think "single" count as family. nor do i think childless couples doesn't count as 'Nuclear family'. Nuclear family is a term used in comparison with larger Extended family, and non of those are extended, they are still smaller. it might be reword to better fit the context, i don't think the way it discuss Nuclear family has much input on how it differ from household. 218.186.12.245 (talk) 20:45, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

Economics[edit]

"Most economic theories assume there is only one income stream to a household[citation needed]; this a useful simplification for modeling, but does not necessarily reflect reality. Many households now include multiple income-earning members".

The whole article has a [citation needed] banner, but this particular claim stuck out so much that I thought it deserved one of its own. "Does not necessarily reflect reality" and "Many now include" are being generous - my understanding is that the "husband works, wife stays at home" division of labour is a historical anomaly (outside the upper and upper-middle classes). "Everyone works, including the children" seems to have been the commonest arrangement though most of history, quite apart from the modern tendancy for both partners to work. Do "most economic theories" really ignore that? Iapetus (talk) 15:16, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
I'm not sure we can definitively say what arrangement has been the most common throughout history, but I'd agree that it's phrased in an assumptive way. In fact the section is minimal, it's just a stub. I think it deserves a treatment of the full economic sense of the term. Not to mention most of the article needs serious clean up.— ʀoyoтϵ 00:35, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

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Could someone please translate the following topic.....[edit]

https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/中华人民共和国户籍制度 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 49.181.242.199 (talk) 04:28, 31 March 2018 (UTC)

  • google's translation

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