Household size and composition in the developing world in the 1990s

  title={Household size and composition in the developing world in the 1990s},
  author={John Bongaarts},
  journal={Population Studies},
  pages={263 - 279}
This study uses data from recent household surveys in 43 developing countries to describe the main dimensions of household size and composition in the developing world. Average household size varies only modestly among regions, ranging from 5.6 in the Near East/North Africa to 4.8 in Latin America. These averages are similar to levels observed in the second half of the nineteenth century in Europe and North America. About four out of five members of the household are part of the nuclear family… Expand
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