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French Equivalent: Personnes s'occupant du foyer

Homemakers are persons of either sex, not classified as usually economically active, who are engaged in household duties in their own home, for example, housewives and other relatives responsible for the care of the home and children (domestic employees, working for pay, however, are classified as economically active.

Source Publication:
Principles and Recommendations for Population and Housing Censuses, Revision 1, United Nations, New York, 1998, para. 2.202.

Statistical Theme: Demographic and population statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 29, 2003