University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0846
Survey Title Survey on Employment among those Aged 40-80, 2011
Depositor Recruit Works Institute
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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 by an online survey in September 2011 to gather information about attitudes toward and the actual situation of employment among men and women aged 40s to 70s.

Sampling included both employed and unemployed people, and question items were prepared to gather information about diverse attitudes/the actual situation of employment in the comparatively older 40s to 70s age group. In addition, by targeting age groups up to 70s for analysis, data from people with experience of retirement are also included, and the survey has many question items about attitudes toward/the actual situation of employment after going through retirement.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women in their 40s to 80s living in Japan
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 4,800 people (2,400 men, 2,400 women)
Date of Collection 2011-09-28 ~ 2011-09-29
2011/09/28 – 09/29
Time Period 2011 ~ 2011
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure Other
Monitors registered with Cross Marketing Inc. were allocated by age group (in 10-year divisions of 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s), gender (men or women), and employment (employed or unemployed). Sample size was 1,200 in each age group, with 600 men and 600 women therein, and allocation by employment was based on the “Heisei 19 (2007) Basic Survey on Employment Structure” (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications).
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Internet survey
Investigator Recruit Works Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0846
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) Face items
Gender, age, whether or not respondent is employed, highest level of educational attainment, marital status, children, whether or not respondent is involved in long-term care, place of residence, annual income, opinions/thoughts

(2) Current employment (for employed people only)
Employment status, average number of days/hours worked, desire to work, items relating to current workplace (when respondent started employment/size by number of employees/official position/occupation type), years of experience in current occupation type, level of satisfaction with work, desire to continue in current job, things that apply to current job, image of future work style

(3) Employment (for unemployed people only)
Experience of work with pay, when respondent left most recent job, desire to work, desired employment status

(4) Past employment
Occupation type/years of experience at job with the longest experience

(5) Retirement experience
Whether respondent has experienced retirement, age at retirement, pathway/work styles after retirement

(6) Outlook after retirement (or after 60)
Whether or not there is a retirement system, desires/plans for employment after retirement (after 60), things respondent is learning (wants to learn) for long-term employment and learning methods for that, desired work style after retirement (after 60)

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2012/12/26
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Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 2012-12-26
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.