University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0769
Survey Title Comparative Survey between Japan and UK regarding Women and Property, 2003-2004
Depositor The Institute for Research on Household Economics/ Masami Iwata (Japan Women's Universitiy)
(Former Name:The Institute for Research on Household Economics, and Masami Iwata)
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Summary Recent years have seen significant changes in ways of working and how families should be, and social interest in residences and other forms of property has grown. Previous studies on poverty have focused on the “feminization of poverty,” but we are now reaching a new stage, where women are increasingly acquiring property. This trend is particularly notable in the United Kingdom, which has supplied housing as public policy, but it is a phenomenon that can also be observed throughout developed countries, such as Japan, which has encouraged policies in favor of home ownership.

In such circumstances, the “Research on Women and Property” project commenced in 2002. The project conducted questionnaire surveys of women aged 25 to 54 years in the UK and Japan, analyzed the reality of and attitudes to women’s ownership of property from a range of perspectives, and sought to gather at an individual level knowledge about home ownership, which has conventionally been gathered at a household level.

In addition, around the same time as the survey in Japan (below, the Japan Survey), Professor Masami Iwata (Japan Women’s University) conducted a survey of Japanese women aged 55 to 64 years using the same questionnaire (hereinafter, the Iwata Survey), and the data from this are stored as well.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe UK: women 25–54 years of age
Japan Survey: women 25–54 years of age
Iwata Survey: women 55–64 years of age
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size UK: 1004
Japan Survey: 2205 (Valid Response Rate: 60.0%)
Iwata Survey: 802 (Valid Response Rate: 60.6%)
Date of Collection 2003 ~ 2004
UK: 2003/09/01–10/14
Japan Survey/Iwata Survey: 2004/11/05–12/27
Time Period 2003 ~ 2004
Spatial Unit Japan
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Across the United Kingdom and across Japan
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Two-stage stratified random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview
Self-administered questionnaire
UK: interview method
Japan Survey/Iwata Survey: self-administered survey (placement method)
Investigator The Institute for Research on Household Economics, Masami Iwata (Japan Women’s University), University of Bristol (Dr. Patricia Kennett, Dr. Misa Izuhara), survey carried out by UK: MORI Social Research Institute, Japan: Public Opinion Research Center
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0769
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) “Institute for Research on Household Economics Research Report No. 2: Women and Material Assets in Britain and Japan,” May 2006, Institute for Research on Household Economics
“Institute for Research on Household Economics Research Report No. 3: Josei no raifu kōsu to jūtaku syoyū” [Women’s life course and home ownership], May 2006, Institute for Research on Household Economics (in Japanese)
“Formation and Change of Women's Foundation of Life,” March 2006, representative: Iwata Masami (Japan Women’s University)
“Women’s Mobility and Opportunities in Education and Home Ownership,” Social Welfare 47, 115–127, 2006, Nishino Yoshimi (in Japanese)
Tōkyō no hate ni [At the edge of Tokyo], October 2006, Hirayama Yōsuke, NTT Publishing (in Japanese)
Jūtaku seisaku no doko ga mondai ka: “Mochiie shakai no tsugi o tenbō suru” [What is the problem with housing policy?: Developing the next step after owner-occupied society], March 2009, Hirayama Yōsuke, Kōbunsha (in Japanese)
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items (1) Family
- Number of people in the household
- Relation to family members living in the same household, number/ages of minors, number of elderly people
- Whether or not any family members live separately and relationship
- Relation to and age of the head of household
- Relation to main provider for the household    
(2) Current residence
- Ownership of current residence
- Holder of the building and land and method of acquiring them
- Purchase amount, purchase year, purchase method
- Reason for acquisition
- Market value of building and land together
- Respondent’s share of holding of building and land

(3) Buildings and land other than the current residence
- Whether respondent owns buildings or land other than the current residence, number of residences owned
- Usage status
- Acquisition method, loan experience
- Total residence value
- Respondent’s share of holding
- Reason for acquisition of residences  

(4) Residences in respondent’s name generally
- Age when respondent owned first residence, reasons
- Prediction of degree of decline in residence value
- Experience of selling residences, reasons

(5) Savings/pension/other financial assets
- Presence of savings, total amount, reasons
- Whether or not respondent is enrolled in a pension plan, reasons
- Presence of financial assets other than savings and pension, types, reasons
- Opinion on asset growth
(6) Residence history
- Age, events, form of ownership, holder, household structure, region, year respondent started residing
- Number of residences that respondent could not write on survey
- Total number of relocations

(7) Job
- Employment status, type of employment, years of employment, contents of job
- Number of years in regular employment since graduation
- Current main income source, total annual income last year
- Spouse’s employment status, type of employment, main income source, total annual income last year
- Household’s total annual income last year

(8) Face items
- Year of birth, age
- Highest level of educational attainment
- Whether or not respondent has been married
- Current marital status
- Time of marriage
- Spouse’s highest level of educational attainment

*Only items included in the Japan Survey are listed. Please refer to the questionnaires for details and for information about the UK Survey.

Date of Release 2012/01/25
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Income, property and investment/saving
Gender and gender roles
Topics in SSJDA Economy/Industry/Management
Version 1 : 2012-01-25
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