East Asian Social Survey (EASS), Cross-National Survey Data Sets: Health and Society in East Asia, 2010 (ICPSR 34608)
Principal Investigator(s): Iwai (JGSS), Noriko, JGSS Research Center. Osaka University of Commerce; Li (CGSS), Lulu, National Survey Research Center. Renmin University of China; Kim (KGSS), Sang-Wook, Survey Research Center. Sungkyunkwan University; Chang (TSCS), Ying-Hwa, Institute of Sociology. Academia Sinica
The East Asian Social Survey (EASS) is a biennial social survey project that serves as a cross-national network of the following four General Social Survey type surveys in East Asia: Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS), Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), Korean General Social Survey (KGSS), Taiwan Social Change Survey (TSCS), and comparatively examines diverse aspects of social life in these regions. Survey information in this module focused on issues that affected overall health, such as specific conditions, physical functioning, aid received from family members or friends when needed, and lifestyle choices. Topics included activities respondents were able to perform and how they were affected socially in light of specific physical and mental health conditions. Respondents were asked to provide health conditions they were suffering from, such as hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, and how these conditions were limiting with respect to general health, physical functioning, emotional and mental health, as well as social functioning. Other topics included participation and frequency of lifestyle habits that affected overall health, as well as how often respondents visited the doctor. Respondents were also queried on whether they sought out alternative, non-traditional homeopathic care and whether family, friends, or co-workers listened to their personal problems and provided support financially. Additional topics include the environment and pollution, neighborhood amenities, fear of aging, addiction, and body image. Demographic information specific to the respondent and their spouse includes age, sex, marital status, education, employment status and hours worked, occupation, earnings and income, religion, class, size of community, and region.
Iwai, Noriko (JGSS), Lulu Li (CGSS), Sang-Wook Kim (KGSS), and Ying-Hwa Chang (TSCS). East Asian Social Survey (EASS), Cross-National Survey Data Sets: Health and Society in East Asia, 2010. ICPSR34608-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research/Seoul, Korea: EASSDA [distributors], 2014-05-01. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34608.v2
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34608.v2
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: addiction, aging, alcohol consumption, body height, body image, body mass index, body weight, caregivers, chronic illnesses, doctor visits, emotional disorders, environment, family relations, gambling, health, health behavior, health care, health insurance, health problems, Internet, mental disorders, mental health, physical limitations, pollution, public opinion, quality of life, smoking, social behavior, vaccines
Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Geographic Coverage: Asia, China (Peoples Republic), Japan, South Korea, Taiwan
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation: individual
Universe: Cross-national network of adult respondents in East Asia that have participated in the Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS), the Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), the Korean General Social Survey (KGSS), and the Taiwan Social Change Survey (TSCS).
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
The East Asian Social Survey (EASS) is based on Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS), Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), Korean General Social Survey (KGSS), and Taiwan Social Change Survey (TSCS), and is distributed by the East Asia Social Survey Data Archive (EASSDA).
Please refer to these related data collections featuring other modules of the East Asian Social Survey (EASS): ICPSR 34606, EAST ASIAN SOCIAL SURVEY (EASS), CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY DATA SETS: FAMILIES IN EAST ASIA, 2006; and ICPSR 34607, EAST ASIAN SOCIAL SURVEY (EASS), CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY DATA SETS: CULTURE AND GLOBALIZATION IN EAST ASIA, 2008.
For additional information on the East Asian Social Survey (EASS), CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY DATA SETS: HEALTH AND SOCIETY IN EAST ASIA, 2010, please visit the East Asian Social Survey (EASS) Web site.
Study Purpose: The purpose of this study was to provide students and scholars in the social science community with integrated East Asian Social Survey datasets collected by coordinated efforts of the participating institutions in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan.
For information on study design, users should refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook, as well as visit the East Asian Social Survey (EASS) Web site.
For information on sampling, users should refer to the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook, as well as visit the East Asian Social Survey (EASS) Web site.
Time Method: Cross-sectional
This data collection contains weight variables that should be used during analysis. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation as well as visit the East Asian Social Survey (EASS) Web site for more information on weighting.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire
Response Rates: Response rates for each of the four countries' social surveys (China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) are the following: China - 71.99 percent (5,370 initial sample size; 3,866 respondents), Japan - 55.5 percent or 62.1 percent by Japanese General Social Survey official formula (4,500 initial sample size; 2,496 respondents), South Korea - 63.0 percent (2,500 initial sample size; 1,576 respondents), and Taiwan - 49.48 percent (4,052 initial sample size; 2,005 respondents).
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Original ICPSR Release: 2013-07-12
- 2014-05-01 Revisions of the earnings and household income variables were made by the PI from categorical to continuous.
- 2013-10-02 Edits were made to the metadata description and title.
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