NFRJ-S01 Questionnaire

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Structure of NFRJ-S01 Questionnaire

NFRJ-S01 surveyed Japanese women aged 32-81 as of the end of 2001. The main questions are on experiences and timing of such family-related events as marriage, cohabitation, employment, and so on. The questionnaire consists 18 pages.

NFRJ-S01 Questions

Marital experience and spouse information

Q1: Marital experience
Q2: Year married
Q3: Arranged marriage, marriage for love
Q4: Family name after marriage
Q5: Wedding ceremony
SQ: Use of go-between
Q6: Reception experience
SQ: Venue for reception
Q7: Is this the first marriage for the spouse?
Q8: Year of birth of spouse
Q9: Number of siblings for spouse
SQ1: Relationship of spouse to parents (whether first son)
SQ2: Existence of female siblings for spouse
Q10: Spouses occupation at the time of the wedding
Q11: Spouse’s experience of job change (experience and frequency)
SQ: The job for which the spouse worked for the longest period
Q12: Spouse’s experience living apart from the family for business reasons (experience, frequency, and total years)
Q13: Spouse’s experience with unemployment (experience and frequency)
Q14: Spouses current occupation
SQ1: Position in the hierarchy at current occupation
SQ2: Year of the retirement (if not employed)
Q15: Spouse’s father’s occupation at time of wedding
Q16: Spouse’s level of education

Record of being divorced, widowed, or remarried

Q17: Separation through death or divorce
SQ1: Year divorced
SQ2: Year widowed
Q18: Remarriage
Year when remarried
Q19: Information about the first spouse (for those who remarried)
(1) Relationship with parents (eldest son, etc.)
(2) Occupational status at the time of the wedding
(3) Level of education

Record of living arrangements with parents after married

Q20: Living with your parents after marriage (yes/no, number of times)
SQ1: Year that you began living with parents (1st to 3rd time)
SQ2: Experience living separately after living with parents (1st to 3rd time)
SQ3: Year that you began living separately (1st to 3rd time)
Q21: Living close to your parents after marriage (yes/no, number of times)
SQ1: Year that you began living close to parents after marriage
SQ1: Year that you stopped living close to parents after marriage
Q22: Experience living with spouse’s parents (yes/no, number of times)
SQ1: Year that you began living with spouse’s parents (1st to 3rd time)
SQ2: Experience living separately after living with spouse’s parents (1st to 3rd time)
SQ3: Year that one began living separately from spouse’s parents (1st to 3rd time)
Q23: Experience living close to spouse’s parents (yes/no, number of times)
SQ1: Year that you began living near spouse’s parents
SQ2: Year that you stopped living near spouse’s parents

Information about children and experience raising the first child

Q24: Number of children born, number surviving
SQ: Basic information about children (1st to 5th child): (1) Sex, (2) Year born, (3) Attending school/graduated, (4) marital history, (5) surviving or deceased, (6) currently living separately or together
Q25: Birth of first child
(1) Desired sex
(2) The person who named the child
(3) Did the child’s name use some of the same characters as those in the parents name?
Q26: Household status when the first child was one year old
(1) Location of domicile (Country, prefecture, region)
(2) Number of people in household
(3) Household composition
Q27: Household status when the first child was in childhood

Experience of living arrangement with a married child

Q28: Child who married first (birth order [e.g. second son] and year married)
Q29: Experience living with a married child
SQ: Relationship to children that you lived with
Q30: Experience living near married children
SQ: Relationship to children that you lived near
Q31: Existence of grandchildren and year the first grandchild was born

Respondent’s basic attributes

Q32: Year and month of birth; age
Q33: Place of birth (country, prefecture, region)
Q34: Type of domicile when respondent was 15 years old
Q35: Occupation of father when respondent was 15 years old
Q36: Occupation of mother when respondent was 15 years old
Q37: Last school that respondent graduated from
Q38: Last school that respondent’s father graduated from

Respondent’s occupational history

Q39: Job experience (yes/no)
SQ1: Year first hired
SQ2: Occupational status at the first job
SQ3: Occupational status at the first job (for professionals)
SQ4: The first job has been continued or not; year quitted
SQ5: Work experience following first job (yes/no)
SQ6: Information for 2nd to 8th jobs: (1) Year started, (2) year finished, (3) employment status

Nursing care requirements of parents and parents-in-law

Q40: Father and mother of respondent (surviving or deceased, year deceased)
Q41: Nursing required by respondent’s parents (yes/no)
SQ1: Primary care giver
SQ2: Primary care location
Q42: Father and mother of respondent’s spouse (surviving or deceased, year deceased)
Q43: Nursing required by respondent’s spouse’s parents (yes/no)
SQ1: Primary care giver
SQ2: Primary care location

Respondent’s nursing care history

Q44: Nursing care experience (yes/no)
SQ1: First person to whom the respondent provided nursing care
SQ2: Year of the first nursing care experience
SQ3: The first nursing care has been continued or not; the reasons if it was stopped
SQ2: Year that the first nursing care ended
SQ5: Nursing care experiences following the first one (yes/no)
SQ6: Information for nursing care 2nd time to 6th time (1) Who received the nursing care, (2) year care began, (3) year care stopped

Siblings of respondent

Q45: Number of siblings of respondent
SQ1: Number of siblings who survived to adulthood
SQ2: Relationship with parents (whether the respondent is the eldest son, etc.)
SQ3: Whether having a brother
SQ4: How the siblings are in touch with the parents
SQ5: Inheritance received from parents (yes/no); how inheritance was distributed among siblings

Domicile and moving experience after marriage

Q46: Experience moving after marriage (yes/no), frequency
SQ: Times moved to different prefecture
Q47: Home owner experience (yes/no)
SQ1: Year first home acquired
SQ2: Assistance received for first acquisition (yes/no, description)
Q48: Regarding current household
(1) Number of people in household
(2) Household composition
(3) Head of household
Created: 2009-01-08. Updated: 2012-04-29.

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