National Family Research of Japan, 2008-2012 Panel Study (WAVE2)

NFRJ-08Panel Outline

Title for the survey in fiscal 2009 and 2010
National Family Research of Japan; Follow-up
Survey name (Japanese)
Zenkoku Kazoku Tyousa Paneru Sutadhi
Survey name (English)
National Family Research of Japan, 2008-2012 Panel Study
Survey organizer
The National Family Research committee of the Japan Society of Family Sociology
Survey company
Tyuuou Tyousasya (Central Research Service Inc.)
JSPS Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research 2009-2013 (KAKENHI #21243034)
Survey date
January 2009
Survey area
All over Japan
NFRJ08 respondents who agreed to participate to the panel surveys (1,879 persons)
Collection rate
Survey method
Mail survey
Depending on the marital status, survey sheets were divided into two types: one for single respondents and one for married respondents. For those who got married during the wave, a survey sheet for newly weds was distributed afterwards.

NFRJ-08Panel WAVE2 Questionnair Outline

  • Basic attributes of the respondent (Q1-2)
  • Marriage-related norms: Looking for a spouse; separate family names for spouses (Q3-4)
  • Life events during the past year (Q5-6)
  • Employment, work-family relations, income (Q7)
  • Marriage, spouse relations, marital attributes (Q8-14)
  • Health (Q15-18)
  • Relations with children, pregnancy, birth and employment (Q19-20)
  • Health of parents and parents in-law (Q21)
  • Household information (Q22-24)

[→ WAVE2 Questionnaires]

Log of Activities

  • 2008, Oct.: NFRJ-08Panel Committeeorganized
  • 2009, Jan.-Feb.: NFRJ08 (WAVE1)conducted.
  • 2009, June: We sent acknowledgement mail for the participants in the panel surveys.
  • 2009, Sep.: Newslettervolume 1 issued.
  • 2009, Sep.: Call for NFRJ-08Panel Working Group memberswithin JSFS.
  • 2009, Dec.: The WAVE2 survey design decided.
  • 2010, Jan.: The WAVE2 mail survey conducted.
  • 2010, July: Newslettervolume 2 issued.
  • 2010, July-Aug.: Data Cleaning (WAVE1 and WAVE2).
  • 2010, Nov.: Newslettervolume 3 issued.

NFRJ-08Panel Working Group

[NFRJ-08Panel Working Group] (Japanese only page)