University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0143
Survey Title Survey on Household Budgets among Families with Pre-college Students, 1998
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Summary In 1993 we began an annual survey of households using the government's educational loan programs, and this is the sixth of the series. The primary objective of the survey is to capture the financial burden of households with school attendants. It investigates, however, not only such households' educational expenses but income, housing loans, savings, and ways of squeezing educational money out of the family budget in order to reveal a whole picture of the household finance and its relation with the educational expenses. The survey is characterized by (1) covering the entire nation, (2) being directed only to those households with school attendants, (3) capturing educational expenses throughout a year, (4) investigating all the educational expenses for elementary school children and above, and (5) analyzing the financial burden by number of children, type of school, and residential arrangements.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Households with high school students and above that used NLFC's governmental educational loan programs in February, 1998.
Unit of Observation Household
Sample Size 13,827 households. 3,800 (27.5%) of them returned effective responses.
Date of Collection 1998-07-01 ~ 1998-07-01
July, 1998
Time Period 1998 ~ 1998
Spatial Unit Japan
Throughout Japan
Sampling Procedure Other
13,827 households were drawn from those with high school students and above that used NLFC's governmental educational loan programs in February, 1998.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered questionnaires by mail
Investigator NLFC Research Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0143
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) NLFC Research Institute (March 1999) Kodomo no kyoiku-hi to kakei no doko (Heisei 10-nendo ban) (Children's school expenses and trends in family finance: 1998).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Household profile: dwelling place; number of family members; number of children; number of children going to school; type of school they attend; type of school first-born child attends; whether children go to school from home; sex, age, occupation, and annual income of main earner; annual household income; housing loans; annual housing loan payment; savings balance; securities balance; annual allocation for time deposits.
(2) Expenses for sending children to higher school: type of higher school; Type A expenses (sum of examination and other fees paid to the school for attendance and to other schools challenged); Type B expenses (sum of Type A expenses and living expenses for children outside home).
(3) Expenses for keeping children schooled: tuition and other fees; educational expenses spent at home; monthly living expenses sent to children.
(4) Household financing: methods of securing educational expenses; spending items for saving; etc.
Date of Release 2000/03/24
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Consumption and consumer behaviour
Compulsory and pre-school education
Higher and further education
Equality, inequality and social exclusion
Family life and marriage
Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Version 1 : 2000-03-24
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