University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0257
Survey Title Survey of Attitudes toward Career Formation and Balancing Work with Family, 2001
Depositor Japan Institute of Workers' Evolution
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Summary The Japan Institute of Workers' Evolution conducted a survey on working women and men in order to understand the consciousness on career formation and work-family balance
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Full-time male and female employees from 3,135 companies that have more than 100 employees, excluding agriculture and forestry businesses and civil service
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of responses
Female: 5,347 (response rate is 15.4%)
Male: 1,697 (response rate is 16.4%)
Date of Collection 2000-09-01 ~ 2000-09-01
Time Period 2000 ~ 2000
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Internet survey
Investigator Japan Institute of Workers' Evolution
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0257
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Summary of results on a survey on career formation and work-family balance, April 2002, Japan Institute of Workers' Evolution.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Most of the questionnaires are general-for both females and males-with the exception of some that are strictly for females and those that question the male respondents ("R" hereafter) about their spouse.

(1) Attributes: Sex, age, education, marital status, and children.

(2) Occupation: Industry and size of the employer, annual compensation, occupation, if the company applies a career-track employment management policy, current position, how R obtained a job at the current firm, tenure, and the number of job transfers.

(3) Work place and career: Abilities required in the current job; opinion about job assignment, job procedure, and workplace; and satisfaction with current workplace. If current workplace is beneficial for developing R's career: Abilities and skills that R has/R would like to obtain, ideas on how to develop the desired career, career that R would like to pursue in the future, attitude toward work, priority between life and work, problems and stress in R's working life, and problems and stress in R's non-working life.

(4) Job switch: Re-employment (questions only for mid-career employment), reason for quitting from previous employer, reason for working with the current employer, evaluation for re-employment, and matters that R highly values.

(5) Balancing work and family life: Desired working style and actual working style, considering marriage; childbirth; nurturing (male employees answered this with regard to their spouse) for females with children; status of availing of child care leave; reasons for working; and problems regarding work during the child care period. For females who resigned from their jobs owing to marriage/childbirth and resumed work later: Working condition of re-employment, age of youngest child, and period between turnover and resuming of work.
Date of Release 2002/10/07
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Family life and marriage
Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 2002-10-07
Notes for Users Data sets are written in Japanese.