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Main reason for taking leave in the past 7 days

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TKLVWKMAIN reports the main reason the respondent took leave in the past seven days. Respondents answer this question regarding their longest period of leave for which they had to take off work.

Respondents who worked during the past seven days and have paid or unpaid leave were given this question. See TKLVWK. HRSLVWK further reports the total number of hours leave the respondent took in the past seven days.

TKLVWKMAIN was gathered as part of the Leave Module of the ATUS interview. Analyses that include TKLVWKMAIN should use LVWT as the weight.


This variable is comparable across years when available.


  • Leave module respondents who took paid or unpaid leave in past seven days


  • 2011