Japan 2000 National Survey on Family and Economic Conditions (NSFEC) (ICPSR 21120)

Principal Investigator(s): Tsuya, Noriko O., Keio University (Japan); Choe, Minja K., East-West Center; Bumpass, Larry L., University of Wisconsin-Madison; Rindfuss, Ronald R., East-West Center


The 2000 National Survey on Family and Economic Conditions (NSFEC) was collected by the Keio University Center of Excellence (COE) program. It is a national, two-stage stratified probability sample of Japanese men and women aged 20-49. The survey focused on aspects of early life course such as educational objectives and employment, as well as marriage, family life, child rearing, household management, and gender roles.

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Study Description


Tsuya, Noriko O., Minja K. Choe, Larry L. Bumpass, and Ronald R. Rindfuss. Japan 2000 National Survey on Family and Economic Conditions (NSFEC). ICPSR21120-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-09-25. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21120.v1

Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR21120.v1


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This study was funded by:

  • Keio University (Japan). Global Center of Excellence Program (11CE2002)
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01HD042474-01)
  • Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Japan)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   child care, child rearing, demographic characteristics, disposable income, educational objectives, employment, extended families, family background, family life, fertility, gender roles, gender stereotypes, goals, housework, housing, income, marital status, parents

Smallest Geographic Unit:   nation

Geographic Coverage:   Japan

Time Period:  

  • 2000

Date of Collection:  

  • 2000

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   A national, two-stage stratified probability sample of Japanese men and women aged 20-49.

Data Types:   survey data


Sample:   Based on the 2000 Census tract distribution, 350 locales were randomly selected. Then, 20 individuals aged 20-49 were randomly selected within each locale, based on the registration of current domicile (jumin kihon daicho). Because one of the major objectives of the survey was to collect information on early life course, individuals aged 20-39 were selected at twice the rate of those aged 40-49.

Mode of Data Collection:   survey questionnaire

Response Rates:   A total of 4,482 usable questionnaires were returned, a response rate of 64 percent. The response rate was particularly low for those aged 20-24 (55 percent). For the remainder, the response rate was 71 percent.


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Version History:

  • 2009-09-25 Edits were made to the metadata content.

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