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Abstract
Survey Number 0030
Survey Title Survey on Company Benefit and Welfare Systems, 1989
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 ways in which companies conceive the present and future of corporate welfare, especially with respect to employees' (1) livelihood guarantee during employment (centering on group term insurance against on-duty and off-duty accidents), (2) asset formation support (centering on employee's savings schemes), and (3) livelihood guarantee after retirement (centering on corporate pension plans). For livelihood security, we also investigated how funds are reserved. Surveys of Employees Benefit Plans have been carried out every three years since 1980, meaning that this one represents the fourth.
Universe Private 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 2,598, of which 1,400 (53.9%) returned valid responses.
Time Period June 20--August 11, 1989
Spatial Unit Japan's 12 largest cities: Sapporo, Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, 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 handed to/from respondents.
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 (March 1990) Heisei-gan'nendo Kigyo no fukuri-kosei seido ni kansuru chosa (Survey of Employees Benefit Plans, 1989).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Corporate profile:
Industry; year established; issued capital; number of regular employees, their average age, women's ration; model annual salary for 35-year-old males.

Questionnaire items:
(1) Overall state of benefit plans (systems in use; completeness; future intentions; reasons for operation).
(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 male 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; availability of mortality security system based on self-help; awareness and availability of group medical insurance, future intentions, institutions).
(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, pension, and housing schemes) (participation rate; advantages; financial institutions involved and selection criteria); requests for improvement in asset-building systems; reasons for no general, pension, or 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 system; retirement age and intentions for change); responding to higher corporate/employee pension eligibility age (livelihood guarantee after retirement, intentions for changing retirement age); retirement allowance system (current state; model amount; financing; reasons for adoption and the future; 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; problems; improvement requests; reasons for no such system and future intentions); employee pension fund system (availability; form of setup; problems; intentions for future adoption); awareness and availability of tax-unqualified pension system, and future intentions; corporate attitude to medical security after retirement; awareness and availability of, future intentions for, and corporate attitude to whole life group insurance; number of temporary employees and availability of benefit plans.
Date of Release 1998/04/01
Version Registered on April 1, 1998.
Topics Employment/Labor
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.