University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0061
Survey Title Survey on White-collar Mobility and Social Qualification (Working Adults/University Students/Unemployed/Housewives), 1993
Depositor Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards
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Summary As the Japanese economy entered a period of stable growth and the corporate labor force became older, managerial posts became short of supply and middle-aged white-collar workers became subject to employment restructuring. Following these trends, the personnel management system is transforming itself. The changing system, coupled by the corporate reinforcement of meritocracy and performance, has brought a sharp rise in the number of corporate employees, especially white-collar workers, who attempt to acquire various licenses and qualifications. This survey was conducted for the objective of clarifying the current state of such efforts among white-collar workers, college students and others who study at a vocational school. It is expected to provide a set of valuable data to look over the future of the relationship between companies and white-collar workers as well as of the personnel management and labor market of white-collar workers which are formed on the basis of the relationship.
Universe Workers, college students, housewives, and jobless people who are taking the following courses at TAC: (1) CPA, (2) tax accountant, (3) Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry's bookkeeping exam,(4) information processing specialist, (5) Building Lots and Building Transaction Business manager, (6) public consultant on social and labor insurance, (7) administrative scrivener, (8) small and medium enterprise management consultant , and (9) real estate appraiser.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 237 workers, 18 housewives, 38 jobless people, and 142 college students returned questionnaires.
Time Period February, 1993
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Investigator JTUC Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards
Sponsors (Funds) The Ministry of Labor
Related Publications (by the Investigator) JTUC-RIALS (1993) Kojin soncho jidai no howaito-kara no koyo to shogu ni kansuru roshi no torikumi ni tsuiteno chosa-kenkyu hokokusho (Research Study Report of the Labor-Management Efforts at Employment and Treatment of White-collar Workers in an Era of Individual Respect).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Shakaijin you Chosa-hyo][Daigakusei/Mushoku/Shuhu you Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items [ Workers Questionnaire ]
I Overall state: licenses/qualifications (L/Q) held; effects of L/Q; L/Q currently sought; L/Q Respondent wants in the future.
II Studying: reasons for selecting L/Q for study; period of study; average number of study hours per day; how R secures study time; expenses and feeling of burden; family cooperation.
III L/Q study and workplace: availability of promotion plans at workplace; company sharing of expenses; availability of special allowance for acquiring L/Q; degree to which currently sought L/Q affect(s) treatment, dimensions of currently sought L/Q which affect treatment; dimensions R wants L/Q to affect more; conditions R wants company to prepare for acquiring L/Q; supervisor's and colleague's cooperation.
IV Job switching: number of jobs switched; prior job held; number of employees at and industry of prior workplace; reasons for switching; degree of satisfaction with current workplace; intentions for job switching; type of job sought; important criteria for job selection; attitude to job/work.
V Individual attributes: age; sex; education; school major; occupation; number of employees; industry; title/position held; divisional affiliation; annual income; annual household income; type of dwelling; marital status; double- income or not.

[ Students, Housewives, and the Jobless Questionnaire ]
I Overall state: licenses/qualifications (L/Q) held; effects of L/Q; L/Q currently sought; L/Q Respondent wants in the future.
II Studying: reasons for selecting L/Q for study; period of study; average number of study hours per day; how R secures study time; expenses and feeling of burden; family cooperation.
III L/Q study and college: number of days R goes to TAC per week; number of days R goes to college per week; degree of satisfaction with college education; matters of dissatisfaction in college education; college support R desires for acquiring L/Q.
IV Employment: past experience of employment; number of companies which employed R; prior job held; number of employees at and industry of prior workplace; reasons for quitting prior company; intentions for employment after acquiring L/Q; type of job sought; important criteria for job selection; attitude to job/work.
V Individual attributes: age; sex; education; school major; occupation; marital status; double-income or not.
Date of Release 2000/02/09
Version Registered on February 9, 2000
Topics Employment/Labor
Education/Learning
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