National Family Research of Japan 1998 (NFRJ98), 1999
The plans of NFR (National Family Research) developed as the Family Sociology Seminar dissolved and developed into Japanese Society of Family Sociology. The actual research is conducted by the National Family Research Committee of the Japanese Society of Family Sociology, however, the management is taken care of by National Family Research Working Group, which was formed by those members of the Society who are interested in the Research, and its executives. The goals of the NFR are to provide data which would be conducive to the promotion of family research, and to contribute to the creation of new knowledge. More specifically, its goals are to collect high-quality and reliable data, which explain the socio-cultural and demographic trend of contemporary Japanese families, to jointly utilize the data collected, and to continuously increase the collection of data sets. Contemporary Japanese society is going through an extremely speedy transition, which is closely tied to the changes in the social situation of the world, and family is no exception in this trend. By recognizing the context in which this survey came to be conducted, NFR Working Group tries to write and explain how individuals view their family in this transitional period for families, the changes in the life events families go through, and the chronological change in the family as a group perceived by an individual of the family. This survey was conducted in 1999 following the pre-survey. Future surveys are to be conducted every 5 or 10 years.
Data Sets are written in Japanese.