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Concept

Name
Adult child
Description

An adult child is a ‘child in a family nucleus’ who is aged 15 years or over and employed full time, or a ‘child in a family nucleus’ who is aged 18 years or over. This group is made up of all dependent young people and all non-dependent children.

See also ‘Child in a family nucleus’, ‘Dependent young person’, and ‘Non-dependent child’ in this definitions group; and ‘Employed’ in Individual definitions.