Table 9. Time spent caring for household children under 18 by sex of adult (1) and age of youngest child by day of week, average for the combined years 2009-13

Table 9. Time spent caring for household children under 18 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       
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                   Childcare activities                             Total                  Weekdays         Weekends and holidays 
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                              Total    Men    Women   Total    Men    Women   Total    Men   Women
                                                                                                                                  
Persons in households with children under 18 years, total:                                                                        
 Caring for household children as a primary activity......    1.34    0.91    1.70    1.42    0.91    1.86    1.14    0.91    1.34
  Physical care...........................................     .42     .23     .59     .45     .24     .63     .36     .21     .48
  Education-related activities............................     .11     .07     .14     .14     .08     .19     .04     .03     .05
  Reading to/with children................................     .03     .02     .04     .04     .03     .05     .03     .02     .04
  Talking to/with children................................     .05     .03     .06     .05     .03     .07     .03     .02     .05
  Playing/doing hobbies with children.....................     .30     .27     .34     .28     .23     .32     .36     .35     .36
  Looking after children..................................     .08     .07     .09     .07     .05     .09     .10     .10     .10
  Attending children's events.............................     .06     .05     .07     .05     .03     .06     .09     .08     .09
  Travel related to care of household children............     .17     .12     .22     .21     .14     .27     .09     .07     .10
  Other childcare activities..............................     .11     .06     .15     .13     .08     .18     .05     .03     .07
                                                                                                                                  
  Persons in households with youngest child 6 to 17 years:                                                                        
   Caring for household children as a primary activity....     .79     .54    1.02     .86     .56    1.14     .62     .50     .73
    Physical care.........................................     .14     .07     .20     .16     .09     .23     .09     .05     .13
    Education-related activities..........................     .12     .08     .17     .16     .09     .21     .05     .03     .06
    Reading to/with children..............................     .01     .01     .02     .01     .01     .02     .01     .01     .02
    Talking to/with children..............................     .06     .03     .08     .07     .04     .09     .04     .02     .05
    Playing/doing hobbies with children...................     .07     .08     .06     .06     .07     .05     .10     .12     .09
    Looking after children................................     .05     .04     .06     .05     .03     .06     .06     .05     .07
    Attending children's events...........................     .08     .06     .09     .06     .05     .07     .12     .10     .14
    Travel related to care of household children..........     .16     .11     .20     .19     .13     .25     .09     .08     .10
    Other childcare activities............................     .09     .05     .13     .11     .06     .16     .05     .04     .07
                                                                                                                                  
  Persons in households with youngest child under 6 years:                                                                        
   Caring for household children as a primary activity....    2.00    1.39    2.49    2.10    1.37    2.68    1.76    1.41    2.05
    Physical care.........................................     .76     .43    1.03     .80     .44    1.09     .67     .40     .89
    Education-related activities..........................     .09     .05     .12     .12     .07     .16     .03     .02     .04
    Reading to/with children..............................     .06     .04     .07     .06     .05     .08     .05     .04     .06
    Talking to/with children..............................     .03     .02     .05     .04     .02     .05     .03     .01     .04
    Playing/doing hobbies with children...................     .59     .51     .65     .55     .45     .64     .67     .65     .68
    Looking after children................................     .12     .10     .13     .10     .08     .12     .14     .15     .14
    Attending children's events...........................     .03     .03     .04     .03     .02     .04     .04     .05     .04
    Travel related to care of household children..........     .19     .13     .24     .23     .15     .30     .08     .07     .10
    Other childcare activities............................     .13     .08     .17     .16     .10     .21     .05     .03     .06

   1 Persons 18 years and over living in households with children under 18, whether or not they provided childcare.



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