University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0976
Survey Title Survey on Children and Child Rearing (SRC original survey 002), 2012
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Summary Following the House of Representatives on June 26, 2012, three related laws including the Child / Child-rearing Support Law were approved on August 10, 2012 by the House of Councilors, and the "New Child/Child-rearing System" came into effect.

In response to this, a survey determining municipal needs became necessary. Based on those findings, a Child/Child-rearing support project plan could be formulated.

Under the "New Child/Child-rearing System," new centers for early childhood education and care will be founded. In addition to attempts to reduce the number of children waiting for care, these initiatives seek to expand care from children who lack it to children who need it, and to provide services necessary.

Survey Research Center Corporation has targeted parents with children between the ages of 0–6 and polled them regarding child-rearing environment, childcare/education services, and the ways their children spend time after school.
Data Type quantitative research: micro data
Universe Among the men and women over 18 years of age who live in Japan, we have targeted those with children between the ages of 0–6.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Valid responses: 3,000 samples
(Ordinance-designated cities and 23 wards of Tokyo: 1,000, other areas with population of 50,000 or more: 1,000, population under 50,000: 1,000)
Date of Collection 2012-10-27 ~ 2012-10-31
2012/10/27 (Sat) – 10/31 (Wed)
Time Period 2012 ~ 2012
Spatial Unit Japan
Throughout Japan
Sampling Procedure 1,000 from large cities - ordinance-designated cities and 23 wards of Tokyo, 1,000 from other areas with population of 50,000 or more, 1,000 from areas with population under 50,000. People with children between the ages of 0–6 as on April 2, 2012 (parents with elementary school children also answered the portion on elementary school children)
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Internet survey (A closed survey administered to monitors of an internet research company)
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0976
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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 [Chosa-hyo][Syukei-hyo]
Major Survey Items [Attributes of survey respondents]
・Population size, area of residence, gender, age

[Answered by all respondents]
(1) Regarding your family
・Number and composition of household family members, whether grandparents are employed
・People residing in the same household, number of children and their ages
・Type of housing, annual household income

(2) Regarding child-rearing environment
・Child-rearing environment
・Father's/mother's employment status, ideal employment type for father/mother
・Mean monthly childcare expenses

(3) About Centers for Early Childhood Education and Care
・Awareness of Centers for Early Childhood Education and Care
・Intention to send your child to Centers for Early Childhood Education and Care

[About pre-school children (0-6 years)]
(4) About childcare/education services
・Present periodic childcare use situation during the day, future use intention
・Present use situation of something other than regular daycare during the day, future intention to use
・Whether you will apply for it from April next year
・Distance to main childcare site/desired distance
・Areas where children are the main depositors/desired areas
・Number of days to leave childcare service (weekly average)
・Time taken for childcare service (daily average)
・Points for selecting a nursery service office

[Regarding elementary school children (1st – 6th grade)]
(5) About how they spend their time after school
・Current way they spend their time after school (current/desired)
・After-school kids' club/number of days your child uses the after-school classroom (average per week)/number of days you'd like them to use it (average per week)
, Whether they currently attend some sort of lessons

[For all respondents]
(6) About child-rearing in general
・Whether childrearing is fun
・Whether a child allowance helps reduce the economic burden of raising children
・How you deal with the anxieties and worries of child-rearing
・Support you would like from the country and municipalities

*For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2017/08/23
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Compulsory and pre-school education
Family life and marriage
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