030000 CARING FOR AND HELPING HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS

Category Description

2003+: This category captures activities the respondent did to care for or help any child or adult in the respondent's household, regardless of relationship, age, or physical or mental health status. Care for household children and adults is coded separately in sub-categories under 030000. Household members are considered children if under the age of 18.

Activity Coding Rules

Talking with son/daughter/household child

2003+: Code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping Household Children/Talking with or listening to household children (030106).

Talking with a child and other adults

2003+: Code as Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure/Socializing and Communicating/Socializing and communicating with others (120101).

Talking with household child and non-household child

2003+: Code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping Household Children/Talking with or listening to household children (030106).

Doing arts and crafts, playing games, and playing sports with household child

2003+: Code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping Household Children/relevant activity (030100). Exception: If the verbatim does not mention children (e.g. "playing Monopoly") but the WHO code indicates children were in the room, code as playing games under Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure (120000). If the verbatim mentions doing these activities with both children and adults, code under the relevant activity (hobbies, playing games, participating in sports), not as childcare.

Giving gifts

2003+: Code as Socializing, Relaxing, and Leisure/Socializing and Communicating/Socializing and communicating with others (120101). Exception: Giving gifts to children should be coded as Caring for and Helping Household (or Non-Household) Members/Caring for and Helping Household (or Non-Household) Children/Caring for and helping household (or non-household) children, n.e.c. (030199 or 040199).

Packing or unpacking bags or suitcases for other household members

2003+: Code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping relevant member/Organization and planning for relevant member (030108 or 030502).

Household management activities specifically mentioned as being done for household adults

2003+: Code as Helping Household Adults (030500). Exception: Food preparation for another household member is always coded under Household Activities/Food and Drink Preparation, Presentation, and Clean-up/Food and drink preparation (020201).

Household children's education-related activities

2003+: Code activities related to children's education as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Activities Related to Household Children's Education/relevant activity (030200). Exception: Code "filling out child's paperwork" as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902).

Filling out paperwork

2003+: If respondents indicate "filling out paperwork," for themselves, the household, or a child, code as Household Activities/Household Management/Household and personal organization and planning (020902). If respondents specifically indicate they did or helped to do paperwork for another household adult, code as Helping household adults (030501).

Attending a household child's performance or event

2003+: Code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping Household Children/Attending household children's events (030110).

Watching a household child's sporting event

2003+: Code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping Household Children/Attending household children's events (030110). This includes times when the respondent reports watching a household child participate in a sporting competition and times the respondent is watching a household child participate in a sporting class, lesson or practice. (Modified: March 2016)

Giving/serving household children food/a meal

2003+: Code as Household Activities/Food and Drink Preparation, Presentation, and Clean-up/Food presentation (020202). If the verbatim reads feeding children, then code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping Household Children/Physical care for household children (030101).

Walking a household child to someplace

2003-2004: Code as Traveling/Travel Related to Caring for and Helping Household Members/Travel related to caring for and helping household children, inclusive (2003, 2004) (180301). If just strolling or taking a walk with a child, code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping Household Children/Playing sports with household children (030105).

2005+: Code as Traveling/Travel Related to Caring for and Helping Household Members/relevant activity (180302 or 180303 or 180304). If just strolling or taking a walk with a child, code as Caring for and Helping Household Members/Caring for and Helping Household Children/Playing sports with household children (030105).

Helping (or teaching) a household child to do something

2004+: Code under the appropriate child care category. Any helping or teaching activity that cannot be classified under an existing category should be coded as Caring for and helping household children, n.e.c. (030199). For example, "helping my child wash his face" was coded as Physical care for household child (030101); "helping household child with a craft project (not related to education)" was coded as Arts and crafts with household children (030104); "teaching household child to read" was coded as Reading to or with household children (030102). (Added: February 2004)

Visiting a household child in the hospital

2005+: Code as Activities related to household child's health, n.e.c. (030399). (Added: November 2004)

Visiting an adult (household or non-household) in the hospital/nursing home

2005+: Code as Socializing and communicating with others (120101). (Added: November 2004)

Praying with household child

2005+: Code as Talking with or listening to household children (030106). (Added: March 2005)
2012+: Code as participation in religious practices (140102). (Modified: September 2012).