University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0024
Survey Title Individual Survey on Social Security and Life Insurance, 1991
Depositor Japan Institute of Life Insurance
Restriction of Use For detailed information, please refer to 'For Data Users' at SSJDA website.

- Apply to SSJDA. SSJDA's approval required.
Educational Purpose Available for both research and instructional purposes.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
Access to Datasets Download
Nesstar Not available
Summary Our recent socio-economic environment has been characterized by the "real,"rather than "bubble," economy, financial liberalization, diversification of values and ideas of life, individualization of life-styles, and the matured aging society. Accordingly, public needs for life insurance products have increased, expanded and diversified at the same time. One such example is the need for a product which offers comprehensive security of life as well as related services, covering an entire living sphere. Against the backdrop, we have conducted since 1987 a yearly survey entitled the "Security of Life and Life Insurance" (with a national sample of 6,000 men and women aged between 18 and 69) for the purpose of chronologically grasping changes in the consciousness and realities of individuals as they relate to life insurance. This is the fifth of the series, and investigates individuals' (1) consciousness about security of life (in medicine, old age, and death) and use of life insurance and other means of security; and (2) relations with private insurance companies as indicated by their counter visits and contact with private insurance sales representatives; and new businesses and services expected from the private insurance industry.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Male and female individuals aged between 18 and 69.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 4,442 effective responses from a sample of 6,000 such individuals (Rate of effective return: 74.0%)
Date of Collection 1991-11-01 ~ 1991-12-01
November 1- December 1, 1991
Time Period 1991 ~ 1991
Spatial Unit Japan
All over Japan (400 localities)
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Stratified two-stage random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview
Self-administered questionnaire
Face-to-face interview system (partially combined with record system, for questions seeking the state of life insurance coverage)
Investigator Japan Institute of Life Insurance The field work was performed by Chuo Chosasha.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0024
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Japan Institute of Life Insurance (August, 1992) Heisei 4-nendo seikatsu hosho to seimei hoken ni kansuru kojin chosa [Security of Life and Life Insurance: survey of individuals, 1991]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographic items:
Sex, age, occupation, size of firm's workforce, last school attended, marital status, age of last-born child, annual income, annual household income, home ownership and housing loan obligations; and balance of financial assets.
Questionnaire items:
[Medical insurance[
Individually paid medical expenses (annual amount); private preparation and its means; preparation by means of private life insurance; feeling of sufficiency; and intention for further preparation.
[Old-age insurance[
Living expenses in senior life (monthly amount); private preparation, individual pension insurance for old-age; feeling of sufficiency; and intention for further preparation.
[Death insurance[
Private preparation and its means; life insurance coverage; feeling of sufficiency; amount of necessary life insurance money; and intention for further preparation.
[Relations with life insurance business[
Route of recently purchased policy; frequency of contact with private insurance sales staff, and purpose of visiting; past visits to the counter, and purposes; attitudes toward converting financial products; level of interest in new financial products; private insurance money received upon maturity; private insurance cancellations in past; consultation and information expected at the counter and from private insurance sales staff; view of assets investment; knowledge of private insurance card; charged facilities and services expected from private life insurance companies; view of place of care, and facilities/services for the elderly expected from private insurance plans; and philanthropic activities expected from private insurance companies.
Date of Release
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Income, property and investment/saving
Specific social services: use and availability
Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Social Security/Welfare
Version 1 : 1998-04-01
2 : 2000-01-27
3 : 2002-08-09
4 : 2009-11-24
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.