University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0682
Survey Title RENGO: Urgent Fact-finding Survey on Recruitment, 2008
Depositor Japanese Trade Union Confederation
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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 This survey was conducted on RENGO constituent organizations, for the purpose of (1) ascertaining the state of hiring overall and supporting labor-management consultation based on objective data and (2) providing a reference for hiring issues likely to be taken up in the Diet (employment policies for lowering unemployment; policies to strengthen the employment safety net, including non-regular workers), amid rapidly worsening unemployment, against a backdrop of the global financial crisis, starting with the US subprime loan problem.

Furthermore, the “RENGO: Fact-finding Survey on Emergency Recruitment” was conducted on regional RENGO branches nationwide and ascertained the number of consultations on employment problems and the details.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Private sector trade unions of RENGO constituent organizations
Unit of Observation Organization
Sample Size Number distributed: 5,201 unions
Number of valid responses: 1,362 unions
Response rate: 26.2%
Date of Collection
Time Period
Spatial Unit
Sampling Procedure See “Mode of Data Collection” below
Mode of Data Collection Distributed questionnaires to each member union from 42 constituent organizations and then collected questionnaires via FAX or e-mail to the RENGO Employment Act Countermeasures Bureau.
Investigator Japanese Trade Union Confederation
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) Industry of company

(2) Number of employees of company

(3) Location of the headquarter

(4) Changes in number of employees/rate of decrease compared to six months ago

(5) Main reasons employment decreased in the past six months

(6) Changes in the number of dispatched workers (haken shain) and subcontractors compared to six months ago

(7) Outlook of the number of company employees/rate of decrease in three months from now

(8) Implementation of hiring adjustments and specific implementation methods in the past three months

(9) Outlook for implementation of hiring adjustments and the specific implementation methods in the next three months

(10) Whether or not there has been any labor-management consultation on the hiring adjustments in (8) and (9) above

(11) Critical measures for maintaining/stabilizing employment
Date of Release
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Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
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Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.