University of Tokyo

Survey Number 0003
Survey Title Survey on Young Workers' Professional and Academic History, 1995
Depositor JTUC Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standard
(Former Name:Research Institute for Advancement of Living Standards)
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Summary Striking technological innovations, changes in the industrial structure, the arrival of an age of longevity and the elderly, and women's social advancement have all made it more likely to bring a mismatch between those who want to be employed and the employers, but these changes have also tended to increase opportunities for switching jobs on the part of the workers. In order to delineate issues which we will encounter in drawing a picture of an open, life-long educational society toward the twenty-first century, this survey was conducted clarifying young workers' occupational careers, educational experiences along the careers, and the way they understand those experiences.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe 3,200 members in their 20s and 30s of Rengo-affiliated labor unions were surveyed under the cooperation of the parent union's local chapters in Hokkaido, Tokyo, Nagano, Shizuoka, Toyama, Osaka, and Miyazaki as well as local JTUC-RIALS offices.
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size 1,369 effective responses from a sample of 3,200 union members (Rate of effective return: 42.8%)
Date of Collection 1995-09-01 ~ 1995-09-01
September, 1995
Time Period 1995 ~ 1995
Spatial Unit hokkaido
Hokkaido, Tokyo Metropolis, Osaka, and Nagano, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Miyazaki Prefectures
Sampling Procedure
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire
A record system in which questionnaires were distributed to the subjects.
Investigator The Task Force for Research on Young Workers' Occupational Careers at the Committee for Studying Educational Reforms, JTUC-RIALS
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.0003
Sponsors (Funds)
Related Publications (by the Investigator) JTUC-RIALS (September, 1996) Jakunen rodosha no shokugyo kyaria chosa Kenkyu hokoku-sho [Report of the Survey and Study of Young Worker's Occupational Careers]
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Chosa-hyo]
Major Survey Items Demographic items
Sex; date of birth; marital and parental status; last school attended and major; date of graduation or dropout; and annual income.
Questionnaire items
Employment/hiring processes (date of employment; firm's industry; number of full-time employees; place of work; assigned division; job description; days off; overtime work; route of employment; determinants of choosing present firm; gap between expectations and reality); switching jobs (job switching experienced; frequency of job switching; size and industry of previous firm, and Respondent's seniority and occupation at previous firm; reasons for switching jobs); occupational career and training (path from first to present job; years worked; type of job; work continuity; time required to become full-fledged; way of acquiring knowledge and skills; and self-learning); educational needs and career prospects (evaluation of school education; barriers to education, and preparation of favorable conditions; educational needs; helpful qualifications; future career prospects); view of work and view of life (money or holiday; life for now or savings for the future; family, firm or friends).
Date of Release
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Life-long/continuing education
Vocational education and training
Working conditions
Social and occupational mobility
Topics in SSJDA Education/Learning
Version 1 : 1998-04-01
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