University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0133
Survey Title Occupational Mobility and Career History (2nd Survey among Men), 1981
Depositor The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
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Summary The aim of this survey is to obtain basic data on men's occupational careers in both objective and subjective dimensions and hence the dynamics of men's occupational structure. Knowing their various occupational careers and the processes by which they form helps us form and develop our own careers in an informed way. It also enables us to grasp changes in the broader occupational structure. The survey, which is proceeded by the 1973 National Survey of Occupational Mobility, was modified to carry more survey items than the original one. A women's survey was also conducted in 1983, which slightly differs from the men's in content.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men aged between 25 and 69, nationwide
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size A sample of 6,000, of whom 4,255 (70.9%) returned valid responses.
Date of Collection 1981-10-01 ~ 1981-10-01
October ,1981
Time Period 1981 ~ 1981
Spatial Unit Japan
403 localities (313 in the cities and 90 in the counties), nationwide
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Stratified two-stage random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview
Face-to-face interview
Investigator Employment Promotion Corporation and Koyo Shokugyo Sogo Kenkyusho (Employment and Occupation Research Institute). Field work was performed by Chuo Chosasha.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0133
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Employment Promotion Corporation and Koyo Shoukgyo Sogo Kenkyusho (March 1983) 1981-nen Shokugyo ido to keireki chosa hokokusho (chukan hokoku) (The 1981 Report of Research on Occupational Career and Mobility [An Interim Report])
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographic items:
Age; regional mobility; dwelling place and type of city at completion of compulsory education; number of siblings and Respondent's birth order at completion of compulsory education; marital status; age married; age at birth of first child; age at independence of children; whether; whether R has a wife; wife's occupation (form of employment, industry, occupation, title, number of employees); wife's education; annual household income; R's annual income.

Questionnaire items:
(1) Current occupation
Form of employment; place of business establishment and type of city; industry; occupation; title; number of employees.
For employers: how R started business; number of employees at first; usefulness of previous jobs (in terms of funds, knowledge, customers, employees, business trends); why R started business; number of family employees and their relation to R.
For employees: seniority; intention to start business, when intended, why intended; concreteness, obstacles; skill level.
(2) Occupational history
From first to last job: form of employment, place of business establishment and type of city, industry, occupation, title, number of employees, employment route, period of employment, reasons for leaving.
(3) Education, training, and career path: institutions where R gained knowledge and skills; occupational school attendance, type of program, useful programs (type of school, business field, duration, age attended, licenses/qualifications obtained, usefulness for job switching or starting business); licenses/ qualifications obtained outside school; useful licenses/qualifications (name, field, age obtained, method of study, usefulness for job switching or starting business); skills/qualifications R should have gained, type of skill/qualification, reasons for not gaining them; desirable career; occupational choice and career view; career desired at first job; career consciousness at first job; conditions for choosing a career; career alienation; past intention for job switching, age, reasons, obstacles to job switching.
(4) Educational background: educational background at first job, school major, place of school, public/private, full-time/evening only, completed/attended, period attended; school attendance after first job; last school, major, place of school, public or private, full-time/evening only, completed/attended, period attended.
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Social and occupational mobility
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Version 1 : 1999-12-08
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