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Total time spent on secondary childcare of own non-hh children


SCC_OWNNHH is a 4-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 9999.


SCC_OWNNHH reports the total amount of time during the diary day that the respondent spent in secondary childcare for 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 an own, non-household child in care.

Secondary childcare of own, non-household children is not recorded if the respondent's main activity is sleeping (0101xx) or directly related to the care of non-household children (0401xx, 0402xx, 0403xx, 180401, 180402, 180403, 180404).

Secondary childcare time total variables are available for other categories of children as well: all children (see SCC_ALL), household or own non-household children (see SCC_HHNHHOWN), own household children (see SCC_OWNHH, 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


This variable is comparable across years when it is available. Not available in 2003.


  • ATUS respondents.


  • 2004-2022