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Abstract
Survey Number 1132
Survey Title Survey on Life Protection, 2016
Depositor Japan Institute of Life Insurance
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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 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 14th 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.
Data Type quantatitive 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: 4,056 people
Date of Collection 2016-04-02 ~ 2016-06-03
2016/04/02 – 06/03
Time Period 2016 ~ 2016
Spatial Unit Japan
Japan (400 locations)
*Note that in the case of Kumamoto Prefecture a large amount was distributed and carried out in neighboring prefectures owing to the effects of the earthquake.
Sampling Procedure Probability: Stratified
Probability: Multistage
Two-stage stratified random sampling
Mode of Data Collection Face-to-face interview
Self-administered questionnaire
Interview
*Note that some of the sections regarding subscription to life insurance and individual pension insurance were also carried out using the household drop-off interview method.
Japan Institute of Life Insurance, survey carried out by Central Research Services, Inc.
Investigator Japan Institute of Life Insurance, survey carried out by Central Research Services, Inc.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1132
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) Life planning and views on life security
・Opinion on public security
・Existence of life plan/period, reasons for not carrying out life planning
・Future life events, most important life events, state of economic preparedness for most important life events
・Causes of everyday anxiety, most worrisome aspects, economic preparedness for most worrisome aspects
・Opinion and action relating to private life security preparedness

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

(3) Old-age security
・Existence of worries about lifestyle in old-age and details of such
・Opinion regarding preparation for old-age (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
・Old-age lifestyle level, method of providing for old-age living expenses

(4) 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
・Opinion regarding preparation for nursing care (inclination toward improvements in public security/inclination toward self-support)
・Place that respondent would want to be cared for in, intention of external services in the case of wishing to be cared for at home, reasons for wanting to be cared for at home or in a facility
・State of personal preparedness/sense of sufficiency/future preparation intentions regarding nursing care security
・Method for providing for nursing care funds

(5) Death coverage
・Existence of worries about lifestyle of surviving family members after one's death and details of such
・Opinion concerning preparations for one's death (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

(6) Future intentions regarding entering into policies
・Intention of reviewing additional subscriptions to life insurance policies in the case of the expansion of the life insurance premium tax deduction system
・Intention to continue with life insurance in the case of the contraction of the life insurance premium tax deduction system
・Channels respondent intends to use, Items of importance regarding entry routes
・Options when entering into life insurance, Intention regarding life insurance companies
・Items that are appropriate as resources/documentation at point of entering into an insurance policy
・Intention of subscribing to Japan Post Insurance and selection preferences and image

(7) State of subscription to life insurance
・Number of life insurance policies subscribed to, number of individual pension insurance policies subscribed to
・Purpose of entering into most recent contract, trigger for subscribing, subscription channel, comparisons made at time of entering into subscription, information channels at time of entering into subscription
・Reason for non-subscription
・Level of knowledge concerning finances and insurance

(8) Actual state of subscription to insurance using the "light blue survey form" (household drop-off)
・Subscription type, institution, amount of normal life insurance, annual amount of individual pension insurance, period for receiving pension
・Subscription to insurance with a special benefit function, annual premium, daily benefit for hospitalization, enrollment period

[Face items]
・Gender, age, occupation, size by number of employees, highest level of educational attainment, annual income of respondent
・Marital status, number of children/age group, family member(s) residing in the same household
・Occupation of spouse, household annual income, type of residence, financial assets
・Accuracy of explanation of life insurance and finances


*For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2017/08/02
Topics in CESSDA Click here for details

ECONOMICS
Income, property and investment/saving
SOCIAL WELFARE POLICY AND SYSTEMS
Social welfare systems/structures
Topics in SSJDA Social Security/Welfare
Version 1 : 2017-08-02
Notes for Users In this survey, a separate household drop-off "light blue questionnaire" (Questions 1–5) was prepared for respondents subscribing to life insurance, life mutual aid, or individual pension insurance.

The number of "light blue questionnaires" was not limited to one per respondent. Rather, the number distributed to the respondent was equivalent to the number of "life insurance, life mutual aid, and individual pension insurance policies which apply to the individual."

Note, however, that even when an individual provided multiple responses, a composite value was calculated for all variables relating to the questions in the "light blue questionnaire."