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SCC_HHNHHOWN
Total time spent on secondary childcare for hh and own non-hh children

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SCC_HHNHHOWN is a 5-digit numeric variable. Values for ATUS respondents range from 0 to 1440 minutes. Members of the dataset who are not ATUS respondents are assigned a value of 99999.

Description

SCC_HHNHHOWN reports the total amount of time during the diary day that the respondent spent in secondary childcare for household and own, non-household children under the age of 13.

This variable is calculated by summing the amount of time during each activity that the respondent reported having a household child or an own, non-household child in care.

The methodology for capturing secondary childcare changed between 2003 and 2004. In 2003, for household children and own, non-household children, secondary childcare time is not recorded if the respondent's main activity is sleeping (0101xx) or directly related to the care of household children (0301xx, 0302xx, 0303xx, 180301, 180302, 180303, or 180304). Secondary childcare is not recorded if all household children are asleep, but may be recorded for part of an activity if a child wakes up or goes to bed during the activity. Waking and sleep times are not asked of non-household children.

Beginning in 2004, for household children, secondary childcare is not recorded if the respondent's main activity is sleeping (0101xx) or directly related to the care of household children (0301xx, 0302xx, 0303xx, 180301, 180302, 180303, or 180304). Secondary childcare is not recorded if all household children are asleep, but may be recorded for part of an activity if a child wakes up or goes to bed during the activity. Secondary childcare of non-household children is not recorded if the respondent's main activity is sleeping (0101xx), directly related to the care of household children (0301xx, 0302xx, 0303xx, 180301, 180302, 180303, or 180304), or directly related to the care of non-household children (0401xx, 0402xx, 0403xx, 180401, 180402, 180403, 180404). Waking and sleep times are not asked of non-household children.

Secondary childcare time total variables are available for other categories of children as well: all children (see SCC_ALL), own household children (see SCC_OWNHH, not available for 2003), own, non-household children (see SCC_OWNNHH, not available for 2003), non-own household children (see SCC_NOWNHH, not available for 2003), own children (see SCC_OWN, not available for 2003), household children (see SCC_HH, not available for 2003), and non-own, non-household children (see SCC_NOWNNHH).

Users can also apply a secondary child care filter in the extract builder when creating time use variables. Distinctions are available for the following groups:

  • All children
  • Household or own non-household children
  • Own household children (not available for 2003)
  • Own, non-household children (not available for 2003)
  • Non-own household children (not available for 2003)
  • Non-own, non-household children

Comparability

In 2003, care of own, non-household children was not recorded if no household children were awake. Starting in 2004, household children did not need to be awake for care of non-household children to be recorded.

Also, in 2003, secondary care of own, non-household children might have been recorded if the respondent's main activity was care of non-household children. Starting in 2004, those activities could not have occurred simultaneously.

Universe

  • ATUS respondents.

Availability

  • 2003-2018

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