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Abstract
Survey Number 0031
Survey Title Survey on Company Benefit and Welfare Systems, 1992
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 of employees benefit plans, especially with respect to their (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 fifth.
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 2,992, of which 1,400 (46.8%) returned valid responses.
Time Period July 21--September 21, 1992
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, from the 1988 lists of companies and business establishments made on the basis of the 1986 statistical survey of business establishments by the Statistics Bureau of the Management and Coordination Agency. 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 (March 1993) Heisei 4-nendo Kigyo no fukuri-kosei seido ni kansuru chosa (Survey of Employees Benefit Plans, 1992).
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 (investments); number of regular Employees, their average age, women's ratio; model annual salary for 35-year-old males.

Questionnaire items:
(1) Present and future corporate welfare systems (systems in use; completeness; intentions for future operation; purposes of operation and evaluation; determinants of adoption; significance; problems; current operating methods; future operating methods; possibility of contracting out; future emphasis; number of temporary employees and systems in use).
(2) Livelihood security systems during employment
Voluntary accident compensation system (availability; content; intentions of improvement; level of voluntary survivor benefits and financing; reasons for no such system and future intentions); off-duty compensation system (attitude; availability; content; financing); group term insurance (availability of Group A insurance, insurance amount, intentions for change, criteria used to select life insurance companies, reasons for no such insurance and future intentions; availability of Group B insurance, reasons for adoption, advertising, rate of employees covered, premium payment assistance system, insurance amount, improvement requests, reasons for no such insurance and future intentions); security against mortality other than group insurance; awareness and availability of medical insurance, institutions, future intentions; checkoff system.
(3) Asset-formation support systems
Attitude; housing measures (current state, future emphasis); asset-building savings systems (availability; current use of general, pension, and housing schemes, criteria for institutions, reasons for no scheme and future intentions; requests for improvement; awareness of asset-formation allowance system; awareness of asset-formation funds system).
(4) Livelihood security systems after retirement
Attitudes; mandatory retirement system; retirement allowance system (availability; model amount; form of reserving funds; mutual-aid system; problems; future intentions); tax-qualified pension system (availability; form of transition; transfer rate; contribution; employee's share; eligibility age; eligibility period; pension; intentions for improvement; institutions involved, its number 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); tax-unqualified pension system (awareness; availability; reasons for no such system and future intentions for adoption).
Date of Release 1998/04/01
Version Registered on April 1, 1998.
Topics Employment/Labor
Notes for Users Weighting back required.
Data Sets are written in Japanese.