University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0517
Survey Title National Family Research of Japan 2003 (NFRJ03), 2004
Depositor The National Family Research Committee of the Japan Society of Family Sociology
(Former Name:National Family Research of Japan, Japanese Society of Family Sociology)
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Educational Purpose Available for both research and instructional purposes.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary The Second National Family Research of Japan (NFRJ: National Family Research of Japan, 03) is conducted by the National Family Research Committee of the Japanese Society of Family Sociology, however, the management is taken care of by "03 National Family Research Working Group", which was formed by those members of the Society who are interested in the Research, and its executives, same as NFRJ98 (SSJDA0191).

The goals of the NFRJ are to provide data which would be conducive to the promotion of family research, and to contribute to the creation of new knowledge. More specifically, its goals are to collect high-quality and reliable data, which explain the socio-cultural and demographic trend of contemporary Japanese families, to jointly utilize the data collected, and to continuously increase the collection of data sets. Contemporary Japanese society is going through an extremely speedy transition, which is closely tied to the changes in the social situation of the world, and family is no exception in this trend. By recognizing the context in which this survey came to be conducted, NFR Working Group tries to write and explain how individuals view their family in this transitional period for families, the changes in the life events families go through, and the chronological change in the family as a group perceived by an individual of the family.

The NFRJ03 data consist of two kinds of data, "the Second Nationwide Survey on Families" (questionnaire of old and middle age use) and "Nationwide Survey on Child Care and Family Relations" (questionnaire for young fellows). "The Second Nationwide Survey on Families"was conducted as 'a study of a trend of a modern Japanese family', and "Nationwide Survey on Child Care and Family Relations" was conducted as 'a study of gender structure of delivery and child care in Japan of declining birthrate'.
Universe Men and women who were the born between 1926 and 1975.
* Individuals who live in Japan (except islands area) and who fall under all of next conditions.
1. Men and women who were the born between 1926 and 1975.
(28 - 77 years of age as of December 31, 2003)
2. Individuals who are registered with resident's registry or voter's registry.
3. Individuals who do not live in the islands area.

Respondents who were the born between 1926 and 1955 (older than 48 years as of December 31, 2003) were asked to fill out questionnaire of old and middle age use, and respondents who were the born between 1956 and 1975 (equal to or less than 47 years old as of December 31, 2003) were asked to fill out questionnaire for young fellows.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size A sample of 10,000, of whom 6,302 responded (63.0%)
Time Period January - February, 2004
Spatial Unit All over Japan
Sampling Procedure Two-stage stratified random sampling.
(1) government ordinance-designed major cities and Tokyo special ward department, (2) cities with more than 100,000 people, (3) cities with less than 100,000 people, (4) towns and villages, stratified in 153, and sampled 583 locations. Every few persons were sampled at given locations from residents' registry (553 locations) or voters' registry (30 locations).
Mode of Data Collection Placement (self-administered) method
Investigator The National Family Research (NFRJ) committee of the Japan Society of Family Sociology
The fieldwork was entrusted to Central Research Services, Inc.
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) Dai 2kai Kazoku ni tuite no Zenkoku Chosa (NFRJ03) Dai 1ji Hokokusho. [The First Report of the Second National Family Research of Japan (NFRJ03)], April, 2005, the National Family Research (NFRJ) committee of the Japan Society of Family Sociology.

Dai 2kai Kazoku ni tuite no Zenkoku Chosa (NFRJ03) Dai 2ji Hokokusho No.1 Fûhu, Setai, Raifukôsu. [The Second Report of the Second National Family Research of Japan (NFRJ03) No.1 Husband and Wife, Household, and Life Course], April, 2006, Michiko Nishino, Akihide Inaba and Naoko Shimazaki (Eds.), the National Family Research (NFRJ) committee of the Japan Society of Family Sociology.

Dai 2kai Kazoku ni tuite no Zenkoku Chosa (NFRJ03) Dai 2ji Hokokusho No.2 Oyako, Kyôdai, Sapôto Nettowâku. [The Second Report of the Second National Family Research of Japan (NFRJ03) No.2 Parents and Children, Brothers and Sisters, and Support Network], April, 2006, Keiichi Sawaguchi and Fumiko Kambara (Eds.), the National Family Research (NFRJ) committee of the Japanese Society of Family Sociology.

Japanese Society of Family Sociology NFRJ03 publication
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo(for middle age)][Chosa-hyo(for young people)]
Major Survey Items
(1) Information about respondent (Q1-Q4)
Sex, date of birth, age, type of residence, last school attended.

(2) Information about household (Q5)
Number of household members, information about the household members (relationship, sex, date of birth), presence of the household member who is living apart temporarily (relationship, sex, date of birth), head of the household.

(3) Information about respondent's occupation (Q6)
Occupation, position, type of job, size of the employer, experience of retirement for child birth or child-care leave, number of work days, working hours, hours to commute.

(4) Information about the household (Q7-Q8)
Respondent's income of last one year, household's income of last one year.

(5) Respondent's experience of being married, information about the spouse, husband/wife relationship (Q9)
Marital status, month/year of marriage, respondent's age when married, information about the spouse (date of birth, age, experience of divorce or widowhood, last school attended, occupation, position, type of job, size of the employer, working hours, hours to commute, income of last one year, health conditions), support the couple give each other (talking about things you are worried about, giving credits to what your spouse has accomplished, giving advice), division of labor among the couple (fixing meal, putting away of meal, shopping for foods and daily necessaries, laundry, cleaning), satisfaction in the marriage (caring for children, relationship with parents, the way household work is divided, management of family budget, sex life, marriage life in general), troubles and conflicts over the past year, spouse's experience of divorce or widowhood.
<Questionnaire for young fellows>
Whether respondent want to marry or not, division of labor among the couple (play with children, caring for children).

(6) Respondent's life (Q10-Q15)
Norms of the family (division of labor based on expected sex roles, love of the husband and wife, sexual relationship of the unmarried, living with the aged parents, the myth of the first three years, man's supporting role, responsibility that child supports parents, parents' responsibility when child takes to misconduct, responsibility that child nurses parents), level of stress (12 items), stressful issues in the family (things about your children and spouse that you are worried about, sense of loneliness in the family, pressure of the role you ought to play in the family, uneasiness of household economy, pressure of the role you ought to play on your job, sense of loneliness in the workplace, coexisting of work and home), health condition of respondent, satisfaction to the entire life.

(7) Information about the children and your relationship with your children (Q16)
Number of children.
From first child to third child: sex; date of birth, last school attended, marital status, whether the relation is good or not.
<Questionnaire of old and middle age>
Whether your children live together with you or not, employment status, frequency of communication, giving or taking support, experience of having troubles and conflicts.
<Questionnaire for young fellows>
Frequency of playing together, frequency of teaching or helping them with their work, frequency of having dinner together, experience of having troubles and conflicts.
Discipline and relationship with children (9 items).

(8) Information about your parents and your relationship with your parents (Q17)
Whether parents are alive or not.
Father and mother: whether you are adopted or not, date of birth, employment status, whether you live with them or not, last school attended, giving or taking support, experience of having troubles and conflicts, whether the relation is good or not.
Continuance of marital relations.

(9) Information about siblings and relationship with siblings (Q18)
Number of alive siblings, number of siblings who have died.
From first to third siblings: sex; date of birth, last school attended, frequency of communication, marital status, giving or taking support, experience of having troubles and conflicts, whether the relation is good or not.

(10) Information about your parents-in-law and your relationship with your parents-in-law (Q19)
Whether parents-in-law are alive or not.
Father-in-law and mother-in-law: date of birth, employment status, whether you live with them or not, last school attended, giving or taking support, experience of having troubles and conflicts, whether the relation is good or not.
Continuance of marital relations

(11) Experience of nursing and caring for the family (Q20-Q22)
Whether there is a person for whom nursing is necessary or not, for whom you are nursing, source of support (when you have problems or things you want to talk about to other people, in case of urgent money need, in time of sickness and accident, when you become disabled).
<Questionnaire for young fellows>
source of support (in case of urgent children's care, worry and anxiety about children).

(12) <Questionnaire for young fellows> Opinion concerning bringing up a child
Value of possession of child and child care (12 items), whether respondent hope to have a child or not, number of children respondent want.
Date of Release 2006/12/18
Version 2006/12/18
Topics Society/Culture
Notes for Users