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East Asian Social Survey (EASS), Cross-National Survey Data Sets: Families in East Asia, 2006

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Kim (KGSS), Sang-Wook (Survey Research Center. Sungkyunkwan University)
  • Chang (TSCS), Ying-Hwa (Institute of Sociology. Academia Sinica)
  • Iwai (JGSS), Noriko (JGSS Research Center. Osaka University of Commerce)
  • Li (CGSS), Lulu (National Survey Research Center. Renmin University of China)
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2013-06-26
Language
English
Free Keywords
children; class identity; cultural values; demographic characteristics; economic conditions; education; employment; family background; family life; family relations; financial support; health care; income; life satisfaction; living arrangements; marriage; parents; siblings; spouses
Description
  • Abstract

    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: Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS), Japanese General Social Survey (JGSS), Korean General Social Survey (KGSS), Taiwan Social Change Survey (TSCS), and comparatively examines diverse aspects of social life in these regions. Survey information in this module focuses on family dynamics and includes demographic variables such as the number of family members, the number of younger and older siblings, the number of sons and daughters, and whether family members are alive or deceased. Respondents were also queried about specific information pertaining to family members and children not co-residing with them, such as, sex and birth order, age, marital status, residence status, contact frequency, employment status, and relation to the respondent. Other information collected includes attitudes toward financial support from family members and how frequently financial and personal support was provided. Questions also include opinions regarding household chores, lifestyle preferences, health of respondent and parents, as well as family obligations. Quality of life questions addressed how satisfied respondents were as well as overall marital happiness. Demographic information specific to the respondent and their spouse includes age, sex, marital status, education, employment status and hours worked, occupation, earnings and income, religion, class, size of community, and region.
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was 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.
  • Abstract

    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.
  • Methods

    This data collection contains weight variables that should be used during analysis. Please refer to the Original P.I. Documentation as well as visit the East Asian Social Survey (EASS) Web site for more information on weighting.
  • Methods

    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: Created online analysis version with question text.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Response rates for each of the four countries' social surveys (China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) are the following: China - 38.5 percent (7,572 inital sample size; 3,208 respondents), Japan - 53.3 percent or 58.9 percent by Japanese General Social Survey official formula (3,998 inital sample size; 2,130 respondents), South Korea - 65.7 percent (2,500 initial sample size; 1,605 respondents), and Taiwan - 42 percent (5,032 initial sample size; 2,102 respondents).
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: East Asian Social Survey (EASS), Cross-National Survey Data Sets: Families in East Asia, 2006
Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-06 / 2006-12
    Time period: 2006-06--2006-12
  • 2006-06 / 2006-12
    Collection date: 2006-06--2006-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Asia
  • China (Peoples Republic)
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
Sampled Universe
Cross-national network of adult respondents in East Asia that have participated in 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). Smallest Geographic Unit: county
Sampling
For 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.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview, self-enumerated questionnaire

    The East Asian Social Survey (EASS) is based on 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 data collections featuring other modules of the East Asian Social Survey (EASS): ICPSR 34607, EAST ASIAN SOCIAL SURVEY (EASS), CROSS-NATIONAL SURVEY DATA SETS: CULTURE AND GLOBALIZATION IN EAST ASIA, 2008; and 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: FAMILIES IN EAST ASIA, 2006, please visit the East Asian Social Survey (EASS) Web site.

Note
2014-05-02 2014-04-30 Revisions of the earnings and household income variables were made by the PI from categorical to continuous.2013-10-02 Edits made to metadata and title.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 34606 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34606.v3
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR34606.v1
Publications
  • Hanibuchi, Tomoya, Nakaya, Tomoki, Murata, Chiyoe. Socio-economic status and self-rated health in East Asia: A comparison of China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. European Journal of Public Health.2013.
    • ID: 10.1093/eurpub/ckq174 (DOI)
  • East Asian Social Survey Data Archive. EASS modules (2006/ 2008/ 2010/ 2012/ 2014). EASSDA Newsletter.3, 2012.
  • Iwai, Noriko. Development of East Asian Social Surveys. JGSS Symposium.Higashiosaka City, Japan. 2012.
  • Chang, Chin-fen, England, Paula. Gender inequality in earnings in industrialized East Asia. Social Science Research.40, (1), 1-14.2011.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.06.014 (DOI)
  • East Asian Social Survey Data Archive. EASS modules (2006/ 2008/ 2010/ 2010/ 2012/ 2014). EASSDA Newsletter.2, 2011.
  • Katagiri, Keiko. Traditional family norm and sex-role norm and attitudes toward supporting toward parents in East Asia: EASS 2006 data analyses of Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan. Japanese Journal of Gerontology.33, (2), 2011.
  • Lin, Ju-Ping, Yi, Chin-Chun. Filial norms and intergenerational support to aging parents in China and Taiwan. International Journal of Social Welfare.20, (s1), s109-s120.2011.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00824.x (DOI)
  • Yasuda, Tokio, Iwai, Noriko, Yi, Chin-chun, Xie, Guihua. Intergenerational coresidence in China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan: Comparative analyses based on the East Asian Social Survey 2006. Journal of Comparative Family Studies.42, (5), 703-722.2011.
  • Cao, Yang. Actual and ideal conditions concerning the number of children: Using the EASS 2006 survey for international comparisons between Japan, South Korea, China and Taiwan. 51st Conference of the Japanese Society of Social Psychology.. 2010.
  • East Asian Social Survey Data Archive. What is EASS / EASSDA?. EASSDA Newsletter.1, 2010.
  • Juhua, Yang, Lulu, Li. Intergenerational dynamics and family solidarity: A comparative study of mainland China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Sociological Studies.2009.
  • Kim, Sang-Wook. Intergenerational support relations in Korea: Evidence from 2006 EASS Module Survey. EASS 2006 Taipei Conference.Taipei, Taiwan. 2006.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2015-07-01

Kim (KGSS), Sang-Wook; Chang (TSCS), Ying-Hwa; Iwai (JGSS), Noriko; Li (CGSS), Lulu (2013): East Asian Social Survey (EASS), Cross-National Survey Data Sets: Families in East Asia, 2006. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34606.v2