University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0184
Survey Title RENGO Questionnaire Survey on Life Styles, 1992
Depositor Japanese Trade Union Confederation
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Summary This survey was conducted for the purpose of understanding well the realities of life and workplace of the union members, which is necessary to advance the "93 Spring Life Struggle (Shunto)." Sales reduction, fluctuation of land and stock prices, and employment adjustment were brought by the recession that stated in the summer of 1991, and they have affected the workers lives in 1992. This survey was conducted in order to collect precise data on the union members' lives, which would be supportive of the "life struggle." This survey tries to investigate why union members cannot feel "quality and richness" in their lives, and evaluate whether "social justice" is inexistent or not. The survey also tries to find out what kind of things union members value in their lives and what kind of life style they wish to pursue, so that it could serve as a useful material for forming a precise agenda for the "life struggle." Some of the search items are identical to the ones used in former surveys, so that the answers could be compared.
Universe Members of the sub-organizations under RENGO
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 33,450 questionnaires distributed, 22,453 effective response (67.1%) obtained.
Time Period August-September 1992.
Spatial Unit All over Japan.
Sampling Procedure Number of questionnaires to be distributed to each sub-organization was decided in proportion to the size of each sub-organization. Questionnaires were distributed and collected through sub-organizations.
Mode of Data Collection Questionnaires were distributed to enterprise-based unions through sub-organizations, and were answered by union members.
Investigator RENGO
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) "Report on the 92 RENGO Survey of Life," RENGO SEISAKU SHIRYO No. 60,?January 12, 1993, RENGO.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographics:
Enterprise the respondent works for, type of business; number of employees; sex, age, years of service, respondent's job; title; educational history, household members, numbers of household members and children, income source of the household; annual income of the household; residence; type of housing.

Survey Items:
Respondent's total annual wage; monthly wage (without premium for overtime work) in June 1992; hours of overtime work in June 1992; number of vacation days given last year and the number of vacation days actually used; respondent's satisfaction in total annual wage; evaluation of monthly wage (without premium for overtime work); ways to spend holidays and weekends; number of holiday the respondent had in June; evaluation of work life; the extent to which the respondent could have free time; current life situation(12 items); working style after 60 years of age, reasons; monthly housing-related expense; problems regarding housing; age of the oldest and the youngest children; monthly educational expense and how burdened the respondent is for paying the expense; Japan in 2000; satisfaction in current life; the points the respondent wants to highlight and value more in his life; ideas and thoughts on life style and working style(7 items).
Date of Release 2004/06/18
Version Registered on June 12, 2001
Topics Employment/Labor
Notes for Users Data Sets are written in Japanese.