University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0177
Survey Title Survey on Household Budgets among Families with Pre-college Students, 2000
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. 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.
Universe Households with high school students and above that used NLFC's governmental educational loan programs.
Unit of Observation Household
Sample Size 12,573 households. 4,294 (34.2%) of them returned effective responses.
Time Period June, 2000
Spatial Unit Throughout Japan
Sampling Procedure 12,573 households were drawn from those with high school students and above that used NLFC's governmental educational loan programs in year 2000.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaires by mail
Investigator NLFC Research Institute
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Kodomo no Kyoiku-hi to Kakei no Doukou---Heisei 12 nenndo (The Trends of the Educational Expenses for Children and the Household Expenses---Fiscal Year 2000) November 2000, 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, number of children who are upper than first grade in elementary school, number of children who live away from their parents, amount spent annually for sending children to schools upper than elementary school, amount of money the parents sent to those children who do not live with them.
(2) Expenses spent by children who used government educational loans for attending schools and moving on to higher schools: sex of the children, schools children have entered, year, residence of the children, annual school expenses, total number of schools challenged, 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) Income and the burden of educational expenses in relation to the income: number of family member, sex, age, occupation, annual income of the primary earner in the family, income earned by the rest of the family members, housing loans and monthly and bonus-month installments for paying off the loans, burden of educational expenses, methods of securing educational expenses, cut off expenditure.
Date of Release 2000/04/17
Version Registered on October 23, 2000.
Topics Economy/Industry/Management
Education/Learning
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