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Survey Number 0036
Survey Title Survey on Life Insurance Products and Life Insurance Companies, 1984
Depositor Japan Institute of Life Insurance
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Summary Facing an ever aging society in which financial liberalization is taking place and information and communications keep progressing, this survey investigates the public life consciousness in such areas as interest preference, senior life, and nursing care of the elderly as affected by such broader, socio-economic changes, and identify trends in the public receptivity of the life insurance products and enterprises which reflect such life consciousness. This survey is accompanied by a separate questionnaire which was answered by learned people.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Male and female individuals aged between 30 and 58.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 1,002 responses from a sample of 1,500 such individuals (Rate of return: 66.8%)
Date of Collection 1984-12 ~ 1985-01
December, 1984
Time Period 1984 ~ 1984
Spatial Unit ibaraki
The Metropolitan area (within a 50-kilometer radius of Tokyo Station)
Sampling Procedure Stratified (random) sub-sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview
Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Face-to-face interview system
Investigator Japan Institute of Life Insurance
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0036
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Japan Institute of Life Insurance (June, 1985) Kongo no seimei hoken shohin to seimei hoken jigy-o ni kansuru chosa [The Survey on Future Life Insurance Products and Business]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Kousyu Chosa-hyo][Yuushikisha Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographic and other basic items:
Age, sex, occupation, last school attended, marital status, health condition, family composition, number of children, age of last-born child, type of public pension policy held (by Respondent and spouse), spouse's occupation, type of dwelling, housing loan obligations, life insurance coverage (annual amount of premiums paid, special contracts, daily amount of hospitalization benefits, and amount of insurance money paid for usual death), annual household income, savings balance, and financial products in use.
Questionnaire items:
View of savings: consciousness of preference in interest rates; receptivity of savings risks; life insurance functions sought; view of life insurance; opinion on the workings of life insurance and life insurance companies; demand for new types of insurance; economic preparation for sickness and accidents; worry about payment of medical expenses; worry about economic life after aging; recognition of private pension plans; need for private pension plans; receptivity of whole-life pension plan; need for Tontine annuity; housing after aging; elderly home and life insurance; elders currently under care; worry about being put under elderly care; problems of having elders under care; view of elderly care; elderly care insurance with cash benefits; need for elderly home services; and life insurance with in-kind benefits.
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Consumption and consumer behaviour
Specific social services: use and availability
Social behaviour and attitudes
Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Version 1 : 1998-04-01
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