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Time spent during activity on secondary child care of own, household children


SCC_OWNHH_LN is a 4-digit numeric variable reported in minutes. Values for ATUS respondents range from 0 to 1440 minutes.


SCC_OWNHH_LN reports the number of minutes during the associated activity that the respondent reported engaging in secondary childcare of own, household children under the age of 13.

Secondary childcare of own, household children is not recorded if the respondent's main activity is sleeping (0101xx) or directly related to the care of household children (0301xx, 0301xx, 0303xx, 180301, 180302, 180303, or 180304). Secondary childcare of household children 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.

For each respondent, all values of SCC_OWNHH_LN are summed to create SCC_OWNHH.

This variable is available via extracts that are hierarchical or rectangular (activity) (more info on extract formats). If you request a hierarchical extract and plan to construct time use variables in your statistics package, this variable may be useful to you. If you request a rectangular extract and plan to construct time use variables through the extract system, SCC_OWNHH_LN will not be included in your extract, as persons are the unit of observation for rectangular extracts rather than activity or who records.


This variable is comparable across years.


  • All activities.


  • 2004-2022


This variable has no flags.