University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0062
Survey Title Survey of Life Vision for the 21st Century (Union Members, Wives, Coupling), 1993
Depositor Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards
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Summary Despite the loud advocate for a rich life for all, workers' life is full of worries, including life after retirement. The Life Vision Study Committee at the JTUC-RIALS was established to draw a clear picture of the way workers' life should be in the 21st century and to suggest policies required to animate the picture. In cooperation with JTUC, this survey was carried out in order to provide the Committee with useful data by covering all aspects of workers' life, both objectively and subjectively. Moreover, major items were applied not only to JTUC unionists but also to the wives of married male unionists. The uniqueness of the survey is also enhanced by a matching questionnaire which was, in some cases, directed to both husbands and wives to clarify the similarities and differences between them.
Universe Unionists and their wives.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size [ Unionists Questionnaire ]
8,000 questionnaires, of which 4,472 (55.9%) were returned.
[ Wives Questionnaire ]
3,000 questionnaires, of which 1,638 (54.6%) were returned.
[Couples' Questionnaires]
Included above were 1,000 questionnaires for couples. 546 (54.6%) were returned.
Time Period June--July, 1993
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure The researcher distributed predetermined numbers of questionnaires via affiliated industrial unions. Each union selected respondents so that the questionnaires would reach cities and non-cities evenly.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaires. Respondents mailed them directly back to the researcher.
Investigator JTUC Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) JTUC-RIALS (December, 1993) 21-seiki no raifu bijon (The Life Visoin for the 21st Centry).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Kumiaiin Chosa-hyo][Okusama Chosa-hyo][Coupling Chosa-hyo][Search][Abstract:
Major Survey Items [Unionists Questionnaire]
Demographic items:
Sex; age; seniority; education; firm's major industry and number of employees; occupation; current workplace; form of employment; workweek; union office held; household composition; main source of household income; type of dwelling; place of dwelling.
Questionnaire items:
1. Future life: outlook of life; outlook of family finance 5 years from now; important matters for the future.
2. Marriage and husband-wife relations: view of marriage and husband-wife relations; view of earner; view of sexual division of labor; role division for housekeeping and childrearing.
3. Children: number of children; number of children desired; reasons for not wishing to have children; view of education; future outlook of Japanese education; picture of society in which Respondent wants children to live.
4. Housing and assets: view of housing; view of company housing; housing and assets inherited; view of asset transfer to children
5. Work life: overtime hours worked; requests on overtime work; requests on work hours and holiday/vacation system; work view; view of wage system; prediction of workplace and job 10 years from now; prediction of job at 60 years of age.
6. Company: participation in company trips and leisure activities; how R relates himself/herself to company; agree/disagree with children entering R's company; use of company profits.
7. Life after retirement age: couple's life desired after retirement age; plan of living with parents; methods of parents' care; methods of R's care desired.
8. Union: evaluation of union activities.
9. Neighborhood relations: current state of and requests on neighborhood relations; prediction of workers' life and society 10 years from now.
10. Internationalization: attitudes to dimensions of internationalization.

[Wives Questionnaire]
Demographic items: age; education.
Questionnaire items:
1. Future life: outlook of life; outlook of family finance 5 years from now; important matters for the future.
2. Marriage and husband-wife relations: view of marriage and husband-wife relations; view of earner; view of sexual division of labor; role division for housekeeping and childrearing.
3. Children: number of children; number of children desired; reasons for not wishing to have children; view of education; future outlook of Japanese education; picture of society in which Respondent wants children to live.
4. Housing and assets: view of housing; view of company housing; housing and assets inherited; view of asset transfer to children
5. Husband's work life: requests on husband's overtime work; requests on work hours and holiday/vacation system; view of husband's work; agree/disagree with children entering husband's company.
6. Paid work: past experience; reasons for quitting and regret; intentions and conditions for entering labor market again; intentions for part-time work.
7. Life after husband's retirement age: couple's life desired after retirement; plan of living with parents; methods of parents' care; methods of R's care desired.
8. Neighborhood relations: current state of and requests on neighborhood relations.
9. Internationalization: attitudes to dimensions of internationalization.
Date of Release 2000/02/08
Version Registered on February 8, 2000.
Topics Society/Culture
Employment/Labor
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