University of Tokyo

Survey Number 1036
Survey Title Questionnaire Survey on Work and Hopes following the Earthquake, 2014
Depositor Yuji GENDA
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Summary This survey was carried out in February 2014, by the Hope Studies (official name is The Social Science of Hope, kibogaku) project, a research project of the Institute of Social Science at the University of Tokyo, in order to understand changes that had occurred in people's work and lives approximately in three years after the earthquake.

This survey clarifies the effects that the Great East Japan Earthquake had on people's hopes.
Data Type quantitative research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Individuals between the ages of 20 and 59 living in the Tohoku or Kanto region (students excluded)
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Number of questionnaires sent: 13,793, valid responses: 10,466 (response rate: 75.9%)
Date of Collection 2014-02 ~ 2014-02
Time Period 2014 ~ 2014
Spatial Unit tohoku
Tohoku region and Kanto region
Sampling Procedure Non-probability: Quota
In the planning stages, we decided to aim for 10,000 responses. With reference to the estimated populations of survey areas and age groups given in the employment structure basic survey, we set our composition ratio of individuals in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s at 2:3:3:2 as a guide.

Additionally, we referenced the employment structure basic survey for composition ratios of regular employees, other employees, self-employed business, and unemployed individuals to come up with a 5:2:1:2 ratio. We concluded our survey after getting close enough to achieving our composition ratio target.
Mode of Data Collection Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based (CAWI)
Web survey
Investigator Yuji Genda, survey carried out by Intage.
DOI 10.34500/SSJDA.1036
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 [Chosa-hyo][Syukei-hyo]
Major Survey Items (1) Attributes
・Gender, age, highest level of educational attainment
・Marital status, presence of children, number of children residing in the same household
・Health condition, degree of happiness, evaluation of the number of friends respondent has (many, not too many, etc.)
・Primary industry of place of work
・Annual personal income in 2013, changes in personal salary in 2013 compared to 2010
・Prefecture of residence in third year of junior high school (ninth grade)
・Current prefecture of residence
・Current occupation (regular employee/dispatched worker from temporary staffing agency, etc.), official position

(2) Attitudes towards politics/society
・Frequency of voting in elections
・Degree of trust (in the Japanese government, prefecture, municipality, neighborhood's town hall association/municipal association, etc.)

(3) Attitudes and behaviors towards "hope"
・Presence/absence of hope for the future/nature thereof (family/work/health, etc.)
・Most important hope (family/work, etc.)
・Likelihood of realizing respondent's hopes
・Presence/absence of behaviors for realizing them
・Presence/absence of realization supporters

(4) Experiences in the Great East Japan earthquake
・Work (regular employee/dispatched employee of a temporary staffing company, etc.) and place of work at the time of the Great East Japan earthquake (around March 2011)
・Presence/absence of disaster damage at place of work/nature thereof (destruction of facilities/structures, etc.)
・Presence/absence of effect on work/nature thereof (retirement/hiatus)
・Presence absence of unemployment benefits after disaster
・Presence/absence of changes in thoughts about work and life after the disaster
・Presence/absence of "hopes" right before the disaster
・Most important hope before the disaster (work/family/play)
・Prefecture in which respondent was residing at the time of the disaster
・Presence/absence of damage to family, friends, acquaintances and respondent himself/herself due to the disaster
・Presence/absence of experience with disaster evacuee life
Date of Release 2016/03/10
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Working conditions
Social behaviour and attitudes
Social change
Social conditions and indicators
Topics in SSJDA Society/Culture
Version 1 : 2016-03-10
Notes for Users Data on municipality name, Q33_1,Q34_1, have not been made public.