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East Asian Social Survey (EASS), Cross-National Survey Data Sets: Network Social Capital in East Asia, 2012 (ICPSR 36277)

Principal Investigator(s): Li, Lulu (CGSS), National Survey Research Center. Renmin University of China; Kim (KGSS), Sang-Wook, Survey Research Center. Sungkyunkwan University; Iwai (JGSS), Noriko, JGSS Research Center. Osaka University of Commerce; Fu (TSCS), Yang-Chih, Institute of Sociology. Academia Sinica

Summary:

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: 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), and comparatively examines diverse aspects of social life in these regions. Since its 1st module survey in 2006, EASS produces and disseminates its module survey datasets and this is the harmonized data for the 4th module survey, called 'Network Social Capital in East Asia,' which was carried out in 2012 in the four countries.

Survey information in this module focuses on social networks and participation and attitudes toward various social organizations and events. Respondents were asked about common social interactions, family structures and relationships, their neighborhood environments, social support systems, and their trust toward a range of community members and institutions. Additionally, respondents were asked for their opinions on political issues, and about their participation and experience with voting in recent elections.

Demographic and other background information includes age, sex, marital status, religion, years of education completed, employment status, income, and household size and composition.

Series: East Asia Social Survey (EASS) Series

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Citation

Li, Lulu (CGSS), Sang-Wook Kim (KGSS), Noriko Iwai (JGSS), and Yang-Chih Fu (TSCS). East Asian Social Survey (EASS), Cross-National Survey Data Sets: Network Social Capital in East Asia, 2012. ICPSR36277-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-02-12. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36277.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36277.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    elections, families, family relationships, family structure, households, memberships, neighborhood characteristics, neighborhood conditions, neighbors, participation, social attitudes, social classes, social interaction, social life, social networks, social stratification, social structure, social support, trust (psychology), trust in government, voting behavior

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Region

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, China (Peoples Republic), Global, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan

Time Period:   

  • 2012

Date of Collection:   

  • 2012-06-15--2012-12-10
  • 2012-02-18--2012-04-15
  • 2012-06-23--2012-08-31
  • 2012-07-15--2012-10-15

Unit of Observation:    Individual

Universe:   

Adult populace drawn from the national sample in the four countries. Specifically:

China: 18 and up Chinese citizens living in the China mainland

Japan: Men and women 20-89 years of age living in Japan

Korea: Adult citizens aged 18 and over who live in household in Korea

Taiwan: Population registers

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The East Asian Social Survey (EASS) is based on the 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 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

ICPSR 34607, EAST ASIAN SOCIAL SURVEY (EASS), CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY DATA SETS: CULTURE AND GLOBALIZATION IN EAST ASIA, 2008

ICPSR 34608, EAST ASIAN SOCIAL SURVEY (EASS), CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY DATA SETS: HEALTH AND SOCIETY IN EAST ASIA, 2010

For additional information on the East Asian Social Survey (EASS), Cross-National Survey Data Sets: Network Social Capital in East Asia, 2012, please visit the East Asian Social Survey (EASS) Web site.

Methodology

Study Purpose:    The purpose of this study is 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.

Study Design:   

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.

Sample:   

Each participating country conducted its own multi-stage area probability sample. Specifically:

China: Four-stage probability proportional to size (PPS) sampling; stratified by comprehensive socio-economic indicator and population size.

Japan: Two-stage stratified random sampling; stratified by regional block and population size.

Korea: Multi-stage area probability sampling

Taiwan: Three-stage stratified PPS sampling: (1) Primary Sampling Unit (PSU) =township, (2) village (administrative unit under township), (3) individual person.

For additional 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

Weight:   

The data are not weighted, however, this collection contains the weight variable WEIGHT that should be used in analysis. Each participating country weighted the data differently. For further information on the weight variable, please refer to the "Study Description Form" section of the Original P.I. Documentation in the ICPSR Codebook, or visit the East Asian Social Survey (EASS) Web site.

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI), face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire

Response Rates:   

China: 70.96 percent

Japan: 58.8 percent (JGSS official formula); 51.9 percent (No. of R/Initial sample size)

Korea: 55.8 percent

Taiwan: 52 percent (No. of R/Initial sample size)

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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Original ICPSR Release:   2016-02-12

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