2901.0 - Census Dictionary, 2006 (Reissue)  
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Step child


In a couple family, a step child is a child who is either the natural child of one partner but not of the other, or who was reported as being the step child of both parents. As a consequence of relationship breakdown or the death of a spouse, some one parent families may also have children reported as step children.


In practice, a person is considered a step child if the response 'step' is given for that person, regardless of the individual's dependency status.


See also Child, Child Type (CTPP), Relationship in Household (RLHP).


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