chapter  2
24 Pages

Family and Household

ByMargaret Stacey

A main variation in the type of definitions and categories used in collecting data about the family and household is found between those used for academic purposes and those used for administrative purposes. Those collecting and analysing data for academic purposes may be described as concerned with sociological analysis; those collecting data for administrative purposes with social accounting. The distinction is not absolute, but tends to be reflected in the type of data collected and the way in which it is categorized.