University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0185
Survey Title RENGO Questionnaire Survey on Life Styles, 1994
Depositor Japanese Trade Union Confederation
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Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary RENGO "Survey of Life," conducted every other year since 1988, has become essential data for forming policies and requests of "Spring Life Struggle (Shunto)." This survey was conducted for the purpose of understanding the realities of life and workplace of the union members, which is necessary to advance the 1995 Shunto. Some of the search items are identical to the ones used in surveys conducted in the past. This survey tries to investigate why union members cannot feel "quality and richness" in their lives. It also tries to find out what kind of life style union members wish to pursue. The survey aims to serve as a useful material for forming a precise agenda for the "life struggle."
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Members of the sub-organizations under RENGO
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 30,550 questionnaires distributed, 22,538 effective response (73.8%) obtained.
Date of Collection 1994-08 ~ 1994-09
August-September 1994
Time Period 1994 ~ 1994
Spatial Unit Japan
All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Non-probability: Quota
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.? Respondents' age and sex were taken into account upon distributing the questionnaires.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire
Investigator RENGO
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0185
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) "Report on the 92 RENGO Survey of Life," RENGO SEISAKU SHIRYO No. 80, December 26, 1994, 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; experiences of being a board member of the union.

Survey Items:
Respondent's total annual wage; monthly wage (without premium for overtime work) in June 1994; hours of overtime work in June 1994; number of used vacation days in the last fiscal year; ways to spend holidays and weekends; working style after 60 years of age, (for those who do not wish to work) reasons for not wanting to work after reaching 60; monthly housing-related expense; problems regarding housing; age of the oldest child; monthly educational expense of the entire household and the monthly education expense for the oldest child; respondent's annual wage level; respondent's satisfaction in total annual wage; current situation of life (10 items); satisfaction in current life; thoughts on the tax reform; ways to spend the gains of reduction in income tax and residence tax in June-July 1994; Japan in ten years time; ideas and thoughts on life style and working style(6 items); what the respondent expect of trade unions.
Date of Release 2004/10/18
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Working conditions
Equality, inequality and social exclusion
Leisure, tourism and sport
Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 2004-10-18
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