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Abstract
Survey Number 0192
Survey Title Nationwide Fact-finding Survey on Life Insurance, 2000
Depositor Japan Institute of Life Insurance
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Summary The purpose of this survey series is to chronologically grasp and provide basic statistical data on the state of life insurance coverage among ordinary households, their consciousness on security of life, and other matters related to life insurance. The series dates back to 1965 when the Life Insurance Association began to conduct surveys with a three-year interval for this purpose. The task was taken over by the Institute upon its establishment in 1976, and the Institute has continued the series since then. Further, methodological and substantive changes were made this year as well as in 1988.
Universe Ordinary households with at least two members.
Unit of Observation Household
Sample Size 4,657 responses from a sample of 6,500 such households. (Rate of return: 71.6%)
Time Period May 12 -June 11, 2000
Spatial Unit All over Japan (436 locales)
Sampling Procedure Stratified two-stage random sampling
Mode of Data Collection A report system (in which field workers visited the respondents to place and collect the questionnaires)
Investigator Japan Institute of Life Insurance. The field work was done by the New Information Center.
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Japan Institute of Life Insurance (December 2000) Heisei 12-nendo seimei hoken ni kansuru zenkoku jittai chosa [The 2000 National Life Insurance Survey ]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Survey Items:
(1) Life insurance policy of the household and the number of persons in the household with the policy: coverage and type: persons insured; amount insured under each policy; and annual premium paid. Coop Mutual Aid (Kyosai) and Zenrosai Life Mutual Aid: persons insured; number of policies held; and number of persons with policy. Ever received private insurance money?
(2) Pension-type insurance and individual pension insurance: coverage and type; persons with policy; annual premium paid and the method of payment.
(3) Coverage under life insurance with a particular policy of private insurance and holding of special policy conditions.
(4) Private life insurance policies held after 1992: use of conversion system; main persons insured; decision-maker of purchase; reasons for purchase; purpose of purchase; purchasing channels, etc.
(5) Cancellation and invalidation of private life insurance policy: past instances; period held; and reasons.
(6) Sense of sufficiency with insurance money.
(7) View of security of life (against emergency, a few months of hospitalization of the head of the household, aging, and in case the head of the household or his/her spouse comes to need care-taking): funds required; number of years required; worry about reserving funds; and expected means of economic preparation.
(8) Intention for future life insurance coverage, new or added: persons to be insured; type of insurance; and reasons for not having such intention.

Demographics:
Sex and age of the head of the household; age of the spouse; number of children living apart, reasons for living apart, type of job of the head of the household; size of the employer of the head of the household; spouse's job; annual income of the head of the household; annual income of the spouse; annual income of the household; type of housing, mortgage; financial asset; number and composition of family members living together; unmarried children who live together and who does not work; number of unmarried children who live together and are working.
Date of Release 2004/03/25
Version Registered on August 1, 2001.
Topics Social Security/Welfare
Notes for Users Data Sets are written by Japanese.