University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0134
Survey Title Occupational Mobility and Career History (2nd Survey among Women), 1983
Depositor The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
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Summary Major changes have taken place in women's employment in recent years. In particular, the expansion of women's paid work has been outstanding. Women's occupational careers are characteristically associated with their life stages such as graduation, marriage, childbearing, child-rearing, and children's independence. Problems of women's employment seem to emerge in various ways as they move from one state to another. This survey is part of the survey series entitled Occupational Mobility conducted since 1973, and as a women's survey, it makes a pair with the second men's survey carried out in 1981.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Women aged between 25 and 69, nationwide
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size A sample of 3,000, of whom 2,490 (83.0%) returned valid responses.
Date of Collection 1983-02-01 ~ 1983-02-01
Time Period 1983 ~ 1983
Spatial Unit Japan
302 localities (232 in the cities and 70 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.0134
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Employment Promotion Corporation and Koyo Shoukgyo Sogo Kenkyusho (March 1984) 1983-nen Shokugyo ido to keireki (joshi) chosa hokokusho (chukan hokoku) (The 1983 Report of Research on Occupational Career and Mobility [for Women]: [An Interim Report])
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Demographic items
Age; regional mobility; dwelling place and type of city at completion of compulsory education; husband's education; husband's occupation (occupational status at marriage and at present, industry, job, title, number of employees); parents' education; number of family members; persons living with Respondent; annual household income; whether R earns income; R's annual income; husband's annual income.
(2) Current occupation
Whether R is employed; seniority; occupational status; industry; job; work hours; work days; title; number of employees; commuting time; employment route; age employed; reasons for working; conditions for choosing a career; benefits of working; degree of satisfaction with current job; uses of income; intentions for continuing current job; job and form of employment R wants to switch to; difficulty in switching jobs and its reasons; reasons for wanting to quit current job; intentions for employment and reasons for wanting to work; job and form of employment sought, and uses of income planned; whether R is seeking job, job-seeking activities, and conditions for choosing a career; reasons for not working; paid work experienced or not.
(3) Occupational history
From first to last job: occupational status; industry; occupation; work hours; work days; title; number of employees; commuting time; employment route; duration of employment; reasons for transferring (or leaving).
(4) Education received
Last school attended (school major, place of school, type of course, ever completed, age graduated or dropped out); occupational training (ever received, skills acquired, licenses/qualifications mobilized for employment or switching jobs, means of acquiring most important occupational skills).
(5) Life history
Marriage; age married; age divorced (or widowed); age remarried; number of children R bore; age at birth of 1st and last child; age at independence of children; employment right after school; effect of marriage on work; effect of childbirth on work; number of pre-school children; who nurses pre-school children; employment after last-born child assumed schooling.
(6) Occupational consciousness
Education and occupation desired in last compulsory education year; married women's opinion of employment; women's occupational view; desirable career; view of part-time employees; subjective class identification.
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Family life and marriage
Social and occupational mobility
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