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Categories of family structure and adult child type

LabelDefinition
Family Structure (F) F1. Biological family, joint children only Couple shares biological parenthood for all children 
 F2. Stepfamily, joint children and stepchildren Couple shares biological parenthood for only some children 
 F3. Stepfamily, no joint children, biological children from each partner Couple does not share biological parenthood for any children (no joint), but each partner has biological children 
 F4. Stepfamily, no joint children, biological children from one partner Couple does not share biological parenthood for any children (no joint), and only one partner has biological children 
Adult Child Type (C) C1. Joint child Biological child of both partners 
 C2. Biological child of focal parent only Biological child of focal parent and stepchild of focal parent's partner 
 C3. Stepchild of focal parent Stepchild of focal parent and biological child of focal parent's partner 
LabelDefinition
Family Structure (F) F1. Biological family, joint children only Couple shares biological parenthood for all children 
 F2. Stepfamily, joint children and stepchildren Couple shares biological parenthood for only some children 
 F3. Stepfamily, no joint children, biological children from each partner Couple does not share biological parenthood for any children (no joint), but each partner has biological children 
 F4. Stepfamily, no joint children, biological children from one partner Couple does not share biological parenthood for any children (no joint), and only one partner has biological children 
Adult Child Type (C) C1. Joint child Biological child of both partners 
 C2. Biological child of focal parent only Biological child of focal parent and stepchild of focal parent's partner 
 C3. Stepchild of focal parent Stepchild of focal parent and biological child of focal parent's partner 
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