University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0890
Survey Title Survey on Life Protection, 2013
Depositor Japan Institute of Life Insurance
Restriction of Use For detailed information, please refer to 'For Data Users' at SSJDA website.

- Apply to SSJDA. SSJDA's approval required.
Educational Purpose Available for both research and instructional purposes.
Period of Data Use Permission One year
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Summary Summary
The aim of this survey is to gain an understanding, in time series, of the actual situation of people’s life security awareness and security preparation associated with changes in the social environment.

This is the 13th survey of the Survey on Life Protection, conducted every three years since 1993. The Individual Survey on Life Protection and Life Insurance (which was conducted for five years since 1987) is the predecessor of this survey.

For this iteration, we have added new questions about income lost due to your most recent hospitalization/means of allocating self-borne cost and lost income/allocated percentages of life insurance and things that caused you to enroll in your most recent contract, etc.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Individual men and women aged 18 to 69 years
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of survey responses: 4,043 people
Date of Collection 2013/04/13 – 06/10
Time Period
Spatial Unit Japan(400 locations)
Sampling Procedure Two-stage stratified random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview (Note that some of the sections regarding subscription to life insurance and individual pension insurance were also carried out using self-administered survey (placement method).
Investigator Japan Institute of Life Insurance, survey carried out by Central Research Services, Inc.
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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 Questionnaire items

(1) Life planning and views on life security
- Existence of life plan/period, financial preparations emphasized inside your household, opinion relating to private life security preparedness


(2) Medical security
- Anxiety about injury and illness and details of such, experience of admission to hospital in the last five years, most recent admission (time, number of days, personal burden), experience of utilization of high-cost medical care benefit system, lost income/way of covering own costs and lost income/proportion covered by life insurance during most recent admission, evaluation of the public medical insurance system, medical security (oriented toward public security guarantee and self-help efforts), state of personal preparedness/sense of sufficiency/future preparation intentions regarding medical security, method for providing for hospital admission costs, desired daily benefits during hospitalization


(3) Old-age security
- Existence of worries about lifestyle in old-age and details of such, evaluation of public pension system, old age guarantees (inclination toward improvements in public security/inclination toward self-support), state of personal preparedness/sense of sufficiency/future preparation intentions regarding old-age security, old-age living expenses (minimum, additional amount), how to account for additional amount, age of starting to use old-age funds, method of providing for old-age living expenses

(4) Death coverage
- Existence of worries about lifestyle of surviving family members after one’s death and details of such, evaluation of public pension for surviving family members, death coverage (inclination toward improvements in public security/inclination toward self-support), state of personal preparedness/sense of sufficiency/future preparation intentions regarding death coverage, method for providing for living expenses of surviving family members, necessary amount of life insurance

(5) Nursing care security
- Existence of worries concerning own nursing care and details of such, existence of worries concerning one’s parents’ nursing care and details of such, evaluation of public nursing care insurance system, nursing care security (inclination toward improvements in public security/inclination toward self-support), place where you would want to be cared for, intentions to use external services by those wanting home care, reasons why you want home care/facility care, state of personal preparedness/sense of sufficiency/future preparation intentions regarding nursing care security, method for providing for nursing care funds

(6) Life benefits and life insurance
- Benefits preparation you prioritize as requiring the most effort, second choice

(7) Most recent contract enrollment situation and future intentions to enroll
- What prompted your most recent contract enrollment, objective of enrollment, enrollment channel, means by which you gathered information at enrollment, channels through which you intend to enroll, intentions regarding life insurance companies, reasons for not enrolling

(8) Supplements
- Intention to subscribe to private or Japan Post Insurance, reasons for preference, perceptions of the options, public support system

(9) Insurance enrollment status via “light blue survey form” (self-administered survey (placement method))
- Enrollment type, agency, normal death insurance amount, yearly amount of individual pension insurance, pension reception period, whether or not enrolled in an insurance with specific benefit functions, annual premium, daily benefit amounts for disease hospitalization, enrollment period

(10) Enrollment status in small-amount short-term insurance and mutual aid other than institutional mutual aid via “pink survey form” (self-administered survey (placement method))
- Institution, insurance (mutual aid) type, death insurance (mutual aid) yearly amount, daily benefit (mutual aid) amount for disease hospitalization

Face items
- Gender, age, occupation, size by number of employees, your annual income, marital status, number of children, household family members, occupation of spouse, household annual income, type of residence, financial assets


*For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2014/09/09
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

Topics in SSJDA Social Security/Welfare
Version 2014/09/09 :
Notes for Users We have structured this survey such that response formats for respondents vary based on the insurance types in which they are enrolled. Several separate survey forms have been prepared, as explained below.
- First, there is a survey form that all respondents use (Q1—Q53,F1—F10).
- In addition, respondents enrolled in life insurance, life mutual aid, or individual pension insurance are provided with the “light blue survey form” (Q1—Q5) (self-administered survey (placement method)).
- Finally, individuals enrolled in small-amount short-term insurance and mutual aid other than institutional mutual aid are provided with the “pink survey form” (QA—QD) (self-administered survey (placement method)).

Both the light blue and pink survey forms may be provided in multiple numbers to respondents; they receive the corresponding number of forms for each recently enrolled life insurance, life mutual aid, and individual pension insurance plan.

However, even if a single respondent fills out multiple light blue or pink survey forms, individual data variables will reflect their light blue and pink question values collected together.

Variable and value labels are written in Japanese.