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Abstract
Survey Number 0042
Survey Title Social Security and Life Insurance among the Wealthy Generation, 1989
Depositor Japan Institute of Life Insurance
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Summary Now that people have achieved material affluence, they seem to have begun to pursue individually defined affluence. Such a trend of an age constitutes a source of changes in the field of life protection. In order to elucidate such changes, a mid-term project (from April 1987 to March 1991) was initiated under the name of the "Study on Life Consciousness and the Life Protection System." This survey study is part of the final report of the project, and is characterized by having narrowed the focus down on life insurance after completing a two-year basic study (reported by the First-Stage Study Group in March, 1989). The present survey captures the way people's "needs for life protection" are diffused as well as the ways they select life protection resources. It also introduces simulation models developed for this occasion to analyze alternative life protecting patterns which people are likely to follow as the society changes in the years to come.
Universe Male and female individuals aged between 18 and 69.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 2,133 effective responses from a sample of 3,000 such individuals (Rate of effective return: 71/1%)
Time Period May 19-June 4, 1989
Spatial Unit All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Stratified two-stage random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview system (combined with record system)
Investigator The Second-Stage Study Group on the Life Protection System at the Japan Institute of Life Insurance. The field work was performed by Chuo chosasha.
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Japan Institute of Life Insurance (April, 1990) Yutakana jidai no seikatsu hosho to seimei hoken [Life Protection and Life Insurance in the Affluent Society]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographic and other basic items:
Sex; age; occupation; intention to continue work (for female respondents); last school attended; family members living with Respondent and their number; marital status; life stage of first-born child; age of spouse; occupation of spouse; annual income; annual household income; degree of savings sufficiency; deposits and savings; assets to be inherited; ratio of consumption, housing loan repayment, savings, and insurance premiums in household budget; number of insurance policies held; insurance money for death; form of dwelling; housing loan obligation and remainder; and intention for homeownership.
Interview questionnaire items:
Important matters in everyday life; pursued image of life 5 years from now and after aging; weighing 24 items for life protection, order of priority, and length of period; and approach to top three issues (how to approach; right to decide approach; collection of information; required products/services and important characteristics for choice; and products/services in use and desired for use).
Self-completing questionnaire items:
Important items in protecting life and degree of satisfaction; items R. wants to emphasize in life; worry about present/future life; values; information areas of interest; time to spare; money to spare; degree of dependence on public welfare; degree of dependence on corporate welfare; intention to use private welfare services; and products/services expected from financial institutions.
Date of Release 1998/04/01
Version Registered on April 1, 1998.
Topics SocialSecurity/Welfare
Economy/Industry/Management
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.