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Abstract
Survey Number 0425
Survey Title Survey on Household Budgets among Families with Pre-college Students, 2005 (Survey on Educational Expenditure and Household Budget)
Depositor Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute
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Summary Targeting households that were issued a "national education loan," this survey has been conducted since 1993 under the title "Survey on Educational Expenditure and Household Budget." Until 2003, it was compiled as the "Survey on Household Budgets among Families with Pre-college Students," but since the 2004 survey, it became the "fact-finding survey on household educational expenses." The main purpose of this survey was to clarify not only the actual state of the educational cost burdens borne by households with students, but also those households’ income, home loan status, and methods of raising funds to cover educational costs. This survey also investigated the overall state of households and the relationship between general household costs and education-related costs.

The characteristics of this survey were that it (1) targeted households nationwide (working households), (2) targeted only households with students, (3) captured educational expenses throughout the year, and (4) clarified the status of educational expense-related burdens by classification based on the number of children enrolled in school, the type of school attended, and the presence or absence of children living away from home to go to school.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Working households that took a "national education loan" in February 2005
Unit of Observation Household
Sample Size Number of questionnaires distributed: 11,666, number of valid responses: 2,980 (valid response rate: 25.5%)
Date of Collection 2005-06-01 ~ 2005-06-01
2005/06/01
Time Period 2005 ~ 2005
Spatial Unit Japan
Japan
Sampling Procedure Households with children high school-aged and older who used a "national education loan" issued by the National Life Finance Corporation (Japan Finance Corporation) in February 2005 were sampled.
Mode of Data Collection Mail survey (Questionnaires were sent directly to the target households and collected via direct mail.
Investigator Japan Finance Corporation Research Institute (Former National Life Finance Corporation Research Institute)
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0425
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Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) State of school enrollment, educational expenses, etc.:
Number of children; number of children enrolled in elementary school and above, school, year in school, whether commuting to school from home, whether or not a "national education loan" is used; annual amount of school expenses for all children in elementary school and above, amount of remittance to children living away from home to go to school

(2) Enrollment and admission costs for children using a "national education loan":
Annual enrollment expenses (tuition fee, other school education fees, home education fee, expenses for children living away from home to go to school)

Type of entrance examination, admission cost (examination fee, transportation/accommodation fee for examination, admission fee, payments to school other than admission fee), examination fee for schools that children did not enroll (examination fee, transportation/accommodation expenses, admission fee, payments to school other than admission fee), expenses related to preparation to live away from home to go to school

(3) Sense of burden of educational expenses on income:
Age/occupation/annual income of the main provider of the household, total annual income of non-main providers of the household combined, whether or not respondent has a housing loan and repayment amount (monthly/bonus month), method of raising funds to cover educational expenses, items to spend less money on, etc.
Date of Release 2006/03/24
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Income, property and investment/saving
Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Education/Learning
Version 1 : 2006-03-24
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