University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0160
Survey Title Survey on Aging and Vocational Abilities, 1997
Depositor The Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training
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Summary This survey was conducted among senior workers (above age 50), who are employed in offices, in order to discover the changes in the occupational ability of the workers depending on their age, and the age until which workers can work, and to clarify the factors affecting these two things through the evaluation of the senior citizens' ability by both those who are responsible for personnel management and senior citizens themselves. The survey was also conducted for the purpose of producing basic data on the employment policy for senior citizens, such as extension of retirement and utilization of senior citizens' ability.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Companies with more than 100 regular employees
Workers above age 50, who are employed in the companies surveyed.
Unit of Observation Individual,Organization
Sample Size [survey of the companies] 6,000 companies sampled (4,000 companies with 100-299 employees, 1,400 companies with 300-999 employees, and 600 companies with more than 1,000 employees); valid response from 1,175 (19.6%) companies.
[survey of individuals] 19,800 people sampled, valid responses from 2,505 (12.7%)
Date of Collection 1997-01-01 ~ 1997-01-01
January 1, 1997.
Time Period 1997 ~ 1997
Spatial Unit All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Simple random
[survey of the companies] randomly sampled
Mode of Data Collection Different survey sheets were distributed to companies and individuals by mail and were collected by mail.
Investigator The Japan Institute of Labor. Field work was conducted by Mitsui Knowledge Industry.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0160
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) The Japan Institute of Labor (March 1997), Karei to Shokugyo Noryoku ni kansuru Chosa Kekka Hokokusho (.Report on the Survey on Aging and Occupational Ability Development).
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Jigyosho Chosa-hyo][Jugyoin Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items [survey of the companies]
(1)Industry of the office; (2) retirement system and employment after retirement (retiring age in the retirement system, re-employment system and employment extension system); (3) composition of employees, age of employees and work environment of employees in the main areas of business (type of jobs which have many employees, number of male/female workers and age of workers in the type of jobs which have many employees, jobs among the jobs which have many employees, which do not have workers above certain age and the reasons for that phenomenon, work environment and shift in the jobs which have many employees); (4) ability required of the employees and the changes in the requirement (ability required in the jobs which have many employees and the changes in requirement depending on the age of the workers, consideration for senior workers in the jobs which have many employees, difference of changes in required ability by age among individuals in the jobs which have many employees; (5) sex of the respondent; (6) size of the office (sex and age of regular workers).

[survey of employees (individuals)]
(1) respondent's demographics (sex, age, last school attended, division at work); (2) type of job and form of employment (type of job, form of employment, number of work hours/working days, work hours, work environment of and shifts in the respondent's job); (3) required ability and changes in the required ability (ability required in the job of the respondent and the changes in the required ability depending on age or the workers, consideration for senior workers in respondent's job); (4) respondent's work history (years of experience in the current job, years of service in the company, whether ever retired, experiences in jobs different from the job you currently hold)
Date of Release 2000/07/18
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Labour and employment policy
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Version 1 : 2000-07-18
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