Pediatrics

History of eviction linked to child developmental risk

A history of evictions is associated with increased odds of child fair or poor health, developmental risk, and hospital admission from the emergency department, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Pediatrics.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK could face public health 'crisis' from energy bill hike

Britain's public health leaders appealed to the government on Friday to urgently tackle soaring energy prices, warning that the steep rise in household bills will lead to more people falling sick and increase the number of ...

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Household

The household is "the basic residential unit in which economic production, consumption, inheritance, child rearing, and shelter are organized and carried out"; [the household] "may or may not be synonymous with family".

The household is the basic unit of analysis in many social, microeconomic and government models. The term refers to all individuals who live in the same dwelling.

In economics, a household is a person or a group of people living in the same residence.

Most economic models do not address whether the members of a household are a family in the traditional sense. Government and policy discussions often treat the terms household and family as synonymous, especially in western societies where the nuclear family has become the most common family structure.[dubious – discuss] In reality, there is not always a one-to-one relationship between households and families.

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