University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0308
Survey Title Fact-finding Survey on the Education Expenses accrued by Enrollment by Recommendation, 2003
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Educational Purpose Only available for research.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary Among students who entered a university, the number of students enrolled by recommendation has been increasing year by year since 1997, and in 2002, 40 percent of incoming students to private universities were accepted by recommendation

Since 1993, the Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute has been conducting a "Fact-finding survey on educational expenses in households" (this is the published name; the official name is "Survey on Household Budgets among Families with Pre-college Students"), which is conducted in June of every year. However, this time, we focused on enrollment by recommendation and investigated the actual situation and burden of educational expenses.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Among the working households that were issued a "national education loan" in November 2002, households with a child who enrolled in a junior college or university by recommendation
Unit of Observation Household
Sample Size Number of questionnaires sent: 3,996, number of valid responses: 1,201 (valid response rate: 30.1%)
Date of Collection
Time Period
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Questionnaires were sent directly to the target households and collected directly by mail.
Responses from the households that selected "1 General entrance examination" for "Q9: What type of entrance examination did you take at the school you plan to enter?" were excluded.
Investigator Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Household overview
Prefecture/gender/age/occupation/annual income of the main provider of the household, total annual income of household members other than the main provider combined, presence or absence of a home loan and the repayment amount (monthly/bonus month)

(2) Regarding children who used a "national education loan"
School the child is attending, purpose of using the "national education loan," school the child plans to enroll, whether the child would live at parents’ home while in school, date of acceptance, type of entrance examination, reason for using the system of admission by recommendation to apply, requirements to apply for admission by recommendation, selection method for applicants enrolled by recommendation

Number of schools applied, admission cost (total examination fees, transportation/accommodation fee to take examination, school payment at the time of admission, school payment for recommended enrollees only, payment to schools in which the child did not enroll, expenses related to preparation to live away from home to go to school), deadline for school payment needed for admission, funding sources for admission costs other than a "national education loan," estimated amount of educational costs for one year after admission (tuition, commuting expenses, other school-related educational expenses, education expenses at home, living expenses for the child who lives away from home to go to school)

(3) Sense of burden of educational expenses and income generation method(s)
Sense of burden of educational expenses, means of generating income to cover educational expenses, cutting spending
Date of Release 2004/03/02
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