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Questionnaire on Daily Life of Children in Japan II Survey Outline

Survey Outline

1. Survey Objective
(1) Lifestyle of children and changes in that lifestyle over the past 5 years.
(Daily schedule, education and lessons, relationship to media, play, etc.)
(2) Involvement of children with surrounding people and changes in that involvement over the past 5 years.
(3) Mothers' views on employment and changes in those views over the past 5 years.
(4) Mothers' child rearing stress and the relationship between that stress and the amount of participation by the father in household and child rearing activities.
(5) Mothers' use of support and resources for child rearing and her wishes.

2. Survey Period February 2, 2000 - February 21, 2000
3. Survey Subjects Parents/Guardians with children born between April 2, 1993 and June 30, 1998.
4. Survey Regions Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture, Saitama Prefecture, Toyama City, Oita City
5. Survey Method Stratified sampling, comments on mailed forms
6. Sampling Numbers Questionnaires Distributed: 5,600, Responses: 3,270, Response Rate: 58.4%

1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years
Responses 344 952 519 480 478 485 12
Percentage
of total
responses
10.5% 29.1% 15.9% 14.7% 14.6% 14.8% 0.4%
Note 1) The category for 1 year-olds includes children between the ages of 18 and 23 months. The category for children 2-7 years includes children from the actual ages of 2 through7.
Note 2) A proportionately larger number of questionnaires were distributed to parents/guardians with children in the "2 years" category.
In the "2 years" category, 1600 questionnaires were distributed, and an 800-person sampling was taken of children in each of two six-month periods that make up this year.
* Children under the age of 3 were sampled in 6-month periods since there is a significant difference by 6-month period.
7. Basic Attributes
(1) Attributes of Child
Fig.A-1 Gender



Fig.A-2 Number of Sibiling(s)



Fig.A-3 Birth Order



Fig.A-4 Child Care Facility Use



(2) Attribute of Parent/Guardian
Fig.B-1 Relationship between the Respondent and the Child



Fig.B-2 Father's Occupation



Fig.B-3 Father's Highest Education Level
(except school in the "miscellaneous" category)



Fig.B-4 Mother's Highst Education Level
(except school in the "miscellaneous" category)




<Reference> Previous Study Outline
1. Study Focus
(1) Children's daily life schedule. (schedule for daily habits, education and lessons, media involvement, play, etc.)
(2) Children's involvement with surrounding people.
(3) Mother's views on employment.
2. Study Period February 3, 1995 - February 15, 1995
3. Study Subjects Parents/Guardians with children born between April 2, 1988 and June 30, 1993.
4. Study Regions Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Chiba Prefecture and Saitama Prefecture
5. Study Method Stratified sampling, comments on mailed forms
6. Sampling Numbers Questionnaires Distributed: 3,020, Responses: 1,692, Response Rate: 56.0%

1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years
Responses 129 459 307 386 219 192
Percentage
of total
responses
7.6% 27.1% 18.1% 22.8% 12.9% 11.3%
Note 1) The category for 1 year-olds includes children between the ages of 18 and 23 months. The category for children 2-7 years includes children from the actual ages of 2 through7.
Note 2) A proportionately larger number of questionnaires were distributed to parents/guardians with children in the "2 years" and "4 years" categories.
In the "2 years" category, 800 questionnaires were distributed, and a 400-person sampling was taken of children in each of two six-month periods that make up this year.
In the "4 years" category, 800 questionnaires were distributed, and a 400-person sampling was taken of those children attend kindergarten and those children who do not.

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