University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0166
Survey Title Survey on Household Budgets among Families with Pre-college Students, 1996
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 fourth 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 financing children's education in order to reveal an entire 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
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Households with high school students and above that used NLFC's governmental educational loan programs in February, 1996.
Unit of Observation Household
Sample Size 13,226 households. 3,353 (25.4%) of them returned effective responses.
Date of Collection 1996-06-01 ~ 1996-06-01
June, 1996
Time Period 1996 ~ 1996
Spatial Unit Japan
Throughout Japan
Sampling Procedure Other
13,226 households were drawn from those with high school students and above that used NLFC's governmental educational loan programs in February, 1996.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Self-administered questionnaires by mail
Investigator NLFC Research Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0166
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Kodomo no Kyoiku-hi to Kakei no Doukou---Heisei 8 nenndo (The Trends of the Educational Expenses for Children and the Household Expenses---Fiscal Year 1996) March 1997, NLFC Research Institute.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Schools children attend, and tuition and other fees: number of children, sex of the children/ schools children attend/ annual tuition, number of children who live away from their parents/ amount of money the parents sent to those children who do not live with them/ rent, educational expenses needed for attending schools (expenses for commuting, other expenses needed for school), educational expenses needed for other than attending regular schools (cram school tuition, expenses for home tutors, correspondence courses, reference books, fees for taking other types of lessons), the number of children who attended high schools and schools higher than high school level after April 1996.
(2) Expenses for sending children to higher school: schools children have entered/ number of children who have entered higher schools, total number of schools children have applied and taken the entrance exam, expenses needed for sending children to higher schools (application fee, other expenses for taking the entrance exams, including transportation and accommodation fees, amounts paid to the school for attendance, amounts paid to other schools challenged, housing expenses, including home furnishing expenses, sources of expenses needed for sending children to higher schools .
(3) Financial arrangements in the household for sending children to schools: methods of securing educational expenses, cut off expenditure.
(4) Educational loans: Awareness of educational loans provided by private banks, reasons needed to use educational loans provided by the nation.
(5) Status of the family and family budget: number of family members, sex, age, occupation, income of the primary earner in the family, annual household income earned by the rest of the family members, housing loans/ monthly and bonus-month installments for paying off the housing loans, savings (savings balance/ securities balance, amount of monthly savings)
(6) (Qestions to employees) intentions to start a business: status in the company, size of the employees in the employed company, intention to start a business on one's own, reasons for not starting a business.
Date of Release 2000/10/23
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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 : 2000-10-23
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