University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0123
Survey Title Survey on Awareness of Risk in Old Age, 1998
Depositor Japan Institute of Life Insurance
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Summary This survey is one of our time-series surveys purported to provide basic statistical data on public consciousness of life's security as manifested especially in life insurance coverage among ordinary households. The surveys have been conducted by the Institute since 1976 when it took over those conducted earlier, about once in three years, by Seimei Hoken Kyokai (Life Insurance Association). In 1988, survey methods and ingredients were modified.
Universe Men and women aged between 35 and 74 (with a household head who is working or has worked as a company employee)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 5,000, of whom 3,005 responded. (The target was 3,000.)
Time Period From August 28 through October 2, 1998.
Spatial Unit Metropolitan area within its fifty-kilometer radius (in terms of place of dwelling)
Sampling Procedure Stratified two-stage random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaires by visit
Investigator Japan Institute of Life InsuranceThe field work was performed by the Marketing Center.
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Japan Institute of Life Insurance (March, 1999) Rogo seikatsu no risuku ninshiki ni kansuru chosa (Survey of Risks in Senior Life).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographic items: sex, date of birth, age; marital status; occupation; number of employees at workplace; retirement age; retirement age, retirement and nursing care systems available at workplace; spouse's occupation; siblings; children; life stage of children; health condition; spouse's health condition; type of dwelling; asset value of dwelling; outstanding housing loans; how the land was obtained; how the home was obtained; annual household income; financial assets balance.
Questionnaire items
Daily life: information sources for daily life; attitude to daily life activities; autonomy in daily life; joyous events; personality.
Family and other human relations: attitude to family and home; wife's taking care of husband's parents; attitude to the idea of giving wife special contribution benefits; number of friends; contact with friends in neighborhood.
Management of life and assets after reaching 60 years of age: life's risks (65 items); intention to live with children; livelihood sources; composition of financial assets; target amount of financial assets before 60; life insurance products purchased and intended for purchase.
Inheritance: ever inherited; smoothness in partition of the estate; asset manager; intention to use asset management services; intention to land investment and management services; intention to draw a will; intention to use will drawing and executing services; intention to use reverse mortgage; reasons for not using reverse mortgage; intention to use reverse mortgage plus nursing care services.
Nursing case: methods of parental nursing care and reasons; type of nursing care R prefers for himself/herself and reasons; intention to work over 60 years of age, reasons, form of employment sought, and desired age for employment.
Date of Release 1999/08/04
Version Registered on August 4, 1999.
Topics SocialSecurity/Welfare
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.