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Table 10. Time spent providing secondary childcare for household children under 13 by sex of adult (1) and age of youngest child by day of week, average for the combined years 2009-13

Table 10. Time spent providing secondary childcare for household children under 13 by sex of adult (1) and age of youngest child by day
of week, average for the combined years 2009-13
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                        Average hours per day spent caring for household children (3)   
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
                     Childcare activities (2)                              Total                  Weekdays         Weekends and holidays
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                   Total    Men    Women   Total    Men    Women   Total    Men    Women
                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                        
Persons in households with children under 13 years, total........   5.11    4.13    5.93    4.16    3.05    5.08    7.34    6.64    7.93
 Caring for household children as a secondary activity in                                                                               
    conjunction with:                                                                                                                   
   Personal care activities......................................    .25     .16     .33     .22     .14     .29     .33     .22     .42
   Household activities..........................................   1.17     .67    1.59     .99     .47    1.43    1.58    1.14    1.96
   Purchasing goods and services.................................    .35     .27     .42     .27     .18     .35     .53     .48     .58
   Working and work-related activities...........................    .19     .18     .20     .21     .19     .23     .14     .15     .13
   Eating and drinking...........................................    .65     .58     .71     .53     .45     .60     .93     .88     .97
   Leisure and sports............................................   2.06    1.94    2.16    1.59    1.40    1.75    3.16    3.20    3.12
   Other activities..............................................    .44     .33     .53     .34     .23     .43     .67     .58     .76
                                                                                                                                        
   Persons in households with youngest child 6 to 12 years, total   4.74    3.99    5.40    3.68    2.96    4.32    7.22    6.43    7.92
    Caring for household children as a secondary activity in                                                                            
       conjunction with:                                                                                                                
     Personal care activities....................................    .23     .16     .30     .20     .14     .25     .30     .20     .39
     Household activities........................................   1.04     .64    1.39     .81     .44    1.14    1.58    1.11    1.99
     Purchasing goods and services...............................    .29     .23     .34     .20     .14     .25     .49     .42     .54
     Working and work-related activities.........................    .21     .20     .21     .23     .22     .23     .16     .17     .15
     Eating and drinking.........................................    .58     .52     .64     .46     .40     .51     .87     .80     .94
     Leisure and sports..........................................   1.97    1.94    2.00    1.49    1.43    1.55    3.10    3.14    3.07
     Other activities............................................    .42     .31     .51     .29     .19     .38     .72     .58     .83
                                                                                                                                        
   Persons in households with youngest child under 6 years, total   5.38    4.23    6.30    4.50    3.11    5.59    7.43    6.79    7.94
    Caring for household children as a secondary activity in                                                                            
       conjunction with:                                                                                                                
     Personal care activities....................................    .27     .17     .35     .23     .14     .31     .34     .23     .44
     Household activities........................................   1.26     .70    1.72    1.13     .49    1.62    1.59    1.16    1.93
     Purchasing goods and services...............................    .39     .30     .47     .32     .20     .41     .56     .52     .60
     Working and work-related activities.........................    .18     .16     .19     .20     .17     .23     .12     .13     .11
     Eating and drinking.........................................    .70     .63     .76     .59     .49     .66     .97     .94     .99
     Leisure and sports..........................................   2.12    1.94    2.27    1.66    1.37    1.89    3.20    3.24    3.16
     Other activities............................................    .45     .35     .53     .37     .25     .46     .64     .57     .70

   1 Persons 18 years and over living in households with children under 13 years, whether or not they provided childcare.
   2 All major activity categories include related travel time. See Technical Note for activity category definitions.
   3 Secondary childcare time is defined as time one has a child under 13 years "in his or her care" while doing something else as a
main activity; information on secondary childcare is not collected for children over 12 years. Estimates include a small amount of care
provided to own, nonhousehold children.



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Last Modified Date: June 18, 2014
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