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Individuals who comprise a family unit and who live together under the same roof; individuals who dwell in the same place and comprise a family, sometimes encompassing domestic help; all those who are under the control of one domestic head.

For the purposes of insurance, the terms family and household are frequently used inter-changeably.


Head of Household.


n. a family living together, all of whom need not be related.

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Julie Bahgat Kamal Bishara (2003) Women headed house hold working in the Informal sector.
Also disturbing to demographers is that the number of Americans living alone increased to 26 percent, surpassing for the first time the number of married-couples-with-children house holds.