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Abstract
Survey Number 0135
Survey Title Nationwide Survey on Occupation and Family Life (3rd Survey on Occupational Mobility and Career History), 1991
Depositor The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
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Summary Japan's employment and occupational world have entered a period of great transformation toward the 21st century. In particular, the Japanese way of working has been criticized from various quarters, and is now under scrutiny for reconsideration. This survey attempts to pinpoint the direction of such a change in the occupational world by focusing on the relations between occupation and home life. In doing so, it clarifies the current state of people's occupational careers and families and other systems to support them. While the survey represents the third and latest in a series entitled the Survey on the Occupational Mobility and Careers, it specifically deals with the home-occupation relationships and is directed to men, women, and their spouses.
Universe Men and women aged between 25 and 69, and their spouses
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: a total of 6,000 individuals (3,000 men and 3,000 women)
Number of effective responses: 2,401 from the men (rate of return: 80.0%) and 2,481 from the women (rate of return: 81.4%), or 4,882 in total (rate of return: 81.4%). Also, 2,045 from men's spouses and 2,040 from women's spouses.
Time Period July, 1991
Spatial Unit All over Japan (300 localities)
Sampling Procedure Two-stage stratified random sampling (in which 10 men and another 10 women were sampled in each locality).
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interviewing for the men and women sampled, and self-report for their spouses.
Investigator The Japan Institute of Labour
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The Japan Institute of Labour (March, 1995) Shokugyo to katei seikatsu ni kansuru zenkoku chosa hokokusho [Report of the National Survey on the Occupation and the Home Life]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Dansei Chosa-hyo][Josei Chosa-hyo][Haigusha Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items The items are mostly the same for the man and women sampled. Where different, they correspond to each other in content. The items for their spouses are the same regardless of sex.

[Men's Questionnaire] and [Women's Questionnaire]
(1) Occupational career: occupational status; occupational career from first to current job (title on the job, managerial position held, job description, type of business/industry, number of employees, hours worked per week, workweek, commuting time, period worked, title at first job, type of first job, etc.); employment desired or not desired; barriers to employment; and reasons for not working.
(2) Family members living with Respondent: number; relation to R; sex; age; occupational status; number of children living outside home for school; and person living outside home on business and its duration.
(3) Family history: marital status; age married/divorced/widowed; number of children; R's age when first and last children were born; R's age when children moved out; R's age when children were employed; and R's age when children were married.
(4) Life network: person to consult in daily life (relation to R, relationship, sex, living place, frequency of contact, type of help/support).
(5) Sharing and outsourcing housekeeping and childraising: form of sharing; person in charge; chores outsourced and frequency of outsourcing.
(6) Education: last school attended, last school completed or not, and period attended, all at first job; schooling after first job, last school attended, last school completed or not, and period attended.
(7) Others: women's desirable pattern of life course; spouse's (for men) or R's (for women) life course pattern; type of dwelling; annual income (R's and household's).

[Spouses' Questionnaire]
(8) Age; sex; last school attended and period attended; occupational status; occupational career from first to current job (title on the job, managerial position held, job description, type of business/industry, number of employees, hours worked per week, workweek, commuting time, period worked, title at first job, type of first job, etc.); annual income.
Date of Release 2000/02/03
Version Registered on February 3, 2000
Topics Employment/Labor
Society/Culture
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.