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Abstract
Survey Number 0029
Survey Title Survey on Company Benefit and Welfare Systems, 1986
Depositor Japan Institute of Life Insurance
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Summary This survey was conducted in order to grasp and provide statistical data on the present and future state of employees benefit plans, especially with respect to employees' (1) livelihood guarantee during employment, (2) asset formation support, and (3) livelihood guarantee after retirement. Surveys of Employees Benefit Plans have been carried out every three years since 1980, meaning that this one represents the third.
Universe Companies with 30 or more employees in all industries except agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and the unclassifiable.
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size A sample of 2,619, of which 1,314 (50.2%) returned valid responses.
Time Period May 26--July 3, 1986
Spatial Unit Japan's 12 largest cities (except Hiroshima): Sapporo, Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Fukuoka, and Kita-Kyushu.
Sampling Procedure Stratified sampling by industry and size of workforce. Weighted random sampling by stratum.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaires through visits
Investigator Japan Institute of Life Insurance Field work was performed by Chuo Chosasha.
Sponsors (Funds) .
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Japan Institute of Life Insurance (February 1987) Showa 61-nendo Kigyo no fukuri-kosei seido ni kansuru chosa (Survey of Employees Benefit Plans, 1986).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Company profile:
Industry; year established; issued capital; sales for FY 1985; number of regular employees, their average age, women's ration; model annual salary for 35-year-old males; ordinary income for FY 1985.

Questionnaire items:
(1) Consciousness of benefit plans (systems in use; current and future emphasis; reasons for emphasis).
(2) Livelihood security systems during employment
Voluntary accident compensation system (dangerousness of workplace; state and content of compensation; intentions for improvement; reasons for no compensation and future intentions; model amount of voluntary survivor benefits for 35-year-old males and financing); off-duty compensation system (availability; financing; corporate attitude); group term insurance (Group A insurance coverage, reasons for adoption, criteria used to select life insurance companies, insurance amount, intentions for changing amount, reasons for no such insurance and future intentions; availability of Group B insurance, reasons for adoption, advertising, rate of employees covered, average insurance amount, availability of system aiding premium payment, improvement requests, reasons for no such insurance and future intentions; availability of checkoff system for individual insurance plans, number of life insurance companies accepted and intentions for change, corporate attitude; availability of mortality security system based on self-help; awareness and availability of whole life group insurance, future intentions).
(3) Asset-formation support systems
Corporate attitude to employees' asset formation; present and future asset formation systems; present and future housing measures; measures for housing loan insolvency; adoption of asset-building savings systems (general asset-building scheme and asset-building pension scheme) (period adopted; participation rate; reasons for adoption; number and type of financial
institutions involved and selection criteria, future intentions for expansion); requests for improvement in asset-building systems; reasons for no general asset-building and asset-building housing schemes, and future intentions; awareness of asset-formation allowance and asset-formation funds systems; availability of employee's savings promotion system.
(4) Livelihood security systems after retirement
Corporate attitudes to livelihood security after retirement; mandatory retirement system (state of adoption; retirement age and intentions for change); retirement allowance system (current state; model amount; financing, its rationale, future financing; problems and intentions for improvement); tax-qualified pension system (availability; period of adoption; payment level and intentions for improvement; level of payment and intentions for improvement; form of transition from retirement allowance to
tax-qualified pension; financial institutions involved and selection criteria; change of institutions and share and reasons; problems; improvement requests; reasons for no such system and future intentions); employee pension fund system (availability; form of setup; period adopted; problems; intentions for future adoption); corporate attitude to medical security after retirement.
Date of Release 1998/04/01
Version Registered on April 1, 1998.
Topics Employment/Labor
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.