American Time Use Survey (ATUS) Leave Module Microdata Files

This page includes links to the ATUS Leave Module microdata files and supporting documentation. The ATUS Leave Module is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's Women's Department.

The 2011 Leave Module was fielded from January through December 2011. The 2011 Leave Module data files contain information related to wage and salary workers' access to paid and unpaid leave and the ability to adjust their work schedules and locations instead of taking leave or because they didn't have access to leave. The 2011 Leave Module also included a general health question.

Tables showing estimates from the 2011 Leave Module are available in the following news release: Access to and Use of Leave -- 2011 Data from the American Time Use Survey Summary.

The 2017-18 Leave and Job Flexibilities Module is being fielded from January 2017 through December 2018 and includes questions about workers’ access to and use of paid and unpaid leave with additional questions about workers' job flexibility and work schedules. Data files for the 2017-18 Leave and Job Flexibilities Module will be available in summer 2019.

Researchers can use the Leave Module microdata files to produce their own estimates or do other analyses. Each ZIP file contains a data file along with computer programs that will read the data file into SAS, SPSS, and Stata. The data files are in CSV-format (comma-separated values). The microdata files do not contain estimates.

About ATUS Data

ATUS 2011 Leave Module Data Dictionary

ATUS 2011 Leave Module Data Files

  • ATUS 2011 LV Respondent file (zip) (0.3 MB) The LV Respondent file contains information about Leave Module respondents, including their access to paid and unpaid leave, ability to adjust their work schedules and locations instead of using leave, general health information and Leave Module respondent-level statistical weights.
  • ATUS 2011 LV Replicate Weights file (zip) (7.8 MB) The LV Replicate weights file contains respondent-level replicate weights.

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Last Modified Date: June 28, 2018