University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0869
Survey Title Global Career Survey, 2012
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 Until now, there has not been any comparable data about the actual situation of finding and changing jobs among young people in Asia, and the reality of this has not been made clear. Accordingly, this survey was conducted cross-nationally to collect basic information about the actual situation of finding jobs among young people in Asia and to clarify commonalities and differences across Asia. The survey covered China, South Korea, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Japan. In addition, to check Asia’s relative position, the survey was also conducted in the United States of America, Brazil, Germany, Russia and Australia.

This survey was limited to university graduates in their 20s and 30s who live in urban areas. Even if a country has statistical data, if the country is internally diverse, average values may not have much meaning. In other words, it is important to limit the focus of who is being discussed. For this reason, this survey limited the sample to university graduates aged in their 20s and 30s who live in urban areas, who will shoulder the burden of their countries’ economic development.

The data for Japan are a combination by the depositor of part of the data from survey number SSJDA 0870 “Working Person Survey, 2012” with this survey.

Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women in 13 countries who are aged 20 to 39 years, have graduated from university (not including junior colleges), and are currently working
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size [Survey area A]
China: 617, Korea: 613, India: 610, Thailand: 606, Malaysia: 610, Indonesia: 605,
Vietnam: 614
[Survey area B]
USA: 601, Brazil: 600, Germany: 606, Russia: 600, Australia: 603
[Japan]
Japan: 3,016
Date of Collection 2012-09-14 ~ 2012-09-21
[Survey area A] 2012/09/14–2012/09/21
[Survey area B] 2012/12/03–2012/12/11
[Japan] 2012/09/19–2012/09/27
Time Period 2012 ~ 2012
Spatial Unit China
Korea, Republic of
India
Thailand
Malaysia
Indonesia
Viet Nam
United States of America
Brazil
Germany
Russian Federation
Australia
tokyo
kanagawa
chiba
saitama
[Survey area A]
China (Shanghai), Korea (Seoul), India (Delhi, Mumbai), Thailand (Bangkok Metropolitan Region), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur Region), Indonesia (Jakarta Region), Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City)
[Survey area B]
USA (New York, California), Brazil (across the country (but centered on São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro)), Germany (across the country), Russia (Moscow Region), Australia (across the country (but centered on Sydney and Melbourne))
[Japan]
The Greater Tokyo Area 50km (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama prefectures)
Sampling Procedure Non-probability: Quota
[Survey area A, B]
In each country, the sample was distributed evenly so that there were 150 for each gender in each 10-year age group, for a target of 600 responses in total.
[Japan]
Men and women (excluding students) aged 18 to 59 years and in employment for at least one day in the last week of August 2012 as a regular employee/regular official, contract worker/employee on a short-term contract (shokutaku), dispatched worker (haken shain), part-timer/casual part-timer (arubaito), consignment worker working within 50 km of the Greater Tokyo Area (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama prefectures) were used as the population, divided into an regular employee group and a part-timer/casual part-timer (arubaito) group and distributed by gender/5-year age group/area.

*The data for Japan that are included in this survey are limited to cases that fulfill all the conditions below:
- Mode of work at current job: company employee/organization employee, public sector worker
- Age: 20–39 years
- Highest level of educational attainment: university or graduate school
- Institution graduated before entering the workforce: university or graduate school
- Current employment status: regular employee/regular official, contract worker/ employee on a short-term contract (shokutaku), dispatched worker (haken shain), or part-timer/casual part-timer (arubaito)
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Internet (monitor) survey
Investigator Recruit Works Institute
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0869
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) Respondent profile
Gender, age, place of residence, whether respondent is currently employed, highest level of educational attainment, family structure (marital status, presence of children, cohabitation with parents, etc.), annual income (main job, other jobs)

(2) Current employment status
Current employment status (starting month and date, mode of work/work style/type of contract/type of workplace/occupation type/official position), level of satisfaction with current job

(3) Reality of finding a job/starting first job
Month and year/age when respondent graduated university (graduate school), school that respondent graduated (university or graduate school), major that respondent graduated (research department), when respondent decided on a pathway after graduation, what influenced respondent when deciding on a pathway after graduation, employment status at first job (starting month and year, mode of work/work style/type of contract/type of workplace/whether or not respondent left the job/leaving month and year, main reason for leaving the job), whether first workplace after graduating was decided while respondent was still in school, what respondent thought as his or her strengths/selling points in job-hunting activities, pathway to starting first job

(4) Reality of job changing behavior
Number of job changes, contents of second to fifth jobs (starting month and year, mode of work/work style/type of contract/type of workplace/whether or not respondent left the job/leaving month and year, main reason for leaving the job), reason for job change to current company (job)/pathway to starting job, changes in annual income before and after changing jobs, association with career consultants

(5) Work attitude
What respondent thinks is important when working, work styles that respondent thinks are desirable

(6) Relating to global matters
Countries/regions where respondent has lived, country/region where respondent lived the longest, length of living overseas, purpose of living overseas, English abilities, Asian languages that respondent uses at medium level or higher, intention to work in other countries, intention to work for a foreign-funded company, image of Japanese companies

*For details of survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2013/10/30
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Employment
Working conditions
Social and occupational mobility
Topics in SSJDA Employment/Labor
Version 1 : 2013-10-30
Notes for Users Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.
The data for Japan are a combination by the depositor of part of the data from survey number SSJDA 0870 “Working Person Survey, 2012” with this survey.

*The data for Japan are limited to cases that fulfill all the conditions below:
- Mode of work at current job: company employee/organization employee, public sector worker
- Age: 20–39 years
- Highest level of educational attainment: university or graduate school
- Institution graduated before entering the workforce: university or graduate school
- Current employment status: regular employee/regular official, contract worker/ employee on a short-term contract (shokutaku), dispatched worker (haken shain), or part-timer/casual part-timer (arubaito)

The data for Japan include questions that are not applicable because they were not included in “Working Person Survey, 2012” and questions where the data from “Working Person Survey, 2012” was recorded in line with the options for this survey.