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The effects of Covid-19 crisis on Japanese households: a study using the data from the special survey of Japan Household Panel Survey(JHPS)

Using the data from the special survey of the Japan Household Panel Survey (JHPS), this study aims to clarify the effects of Covid-19 crisis on households, labour market outcome, health and wellbeing, and how those changes affect inequality in Japan. The remarkable strength of using the special survey is that it is part of a longitudinal survey. Therefore, there is abundant information of the respondents before the Covid-19 spread in Japan, making it possible to grasp changes of individual behaviour by the crisis. The special survey will be launched in late May 2020 by mail and web. The survey items are those regarding health behavior toward Covid-19, labor earning, family budget, working situation, working from home practice and its productivity, time use, mental health, child education and social cohesion. There are many researchers participating in this project, so that the data from this survey will be utilized form any research interests. As for the labor market issues, we will look at how the crisis affect labour market outcomes, such as employment, earnings, and hours of work, and we will also clarify the teleworking practice, its productivity and its effect on time use. As for the analysis of well-being, we will focus on the impact of school closure on learning activities, mental health of children, and time use of their parents. We also try to clarify who are vulnerable to this crisis using the data from the special survey of the Japan Household Panel Survey (JHPS), this study aims to clarify the effects of Covid-19 crisis on households, labour market outcome, health and wellbeing, and how those changes affect inequality in Japan. The remarkable strength of using the special surveys that it is part of a longitudinal survey. Therefore, there are abundant information of the respondents before the Covid-19 spreadin Japan,making itpossibleto grasp changes of individual behaviors by the crisis. The special survey will be launched in late May 2020 by mail and web. The survey items are those regarding health behavior toward Covid-19, labor earning, family budget, working situation, working from home practice and its productivity, time use,mental health, child education and social cohesion. There are many researchers participating in this project, so that the data from this survey will be utilized for many research interests. As for the labor market issues, we will look at how the crisis affect labour market outcomes, such as employment, earnings, and hours of work, and we will also clarify the teleworking practice, its productivity and its effect on time use. As for the analysis of well-being, we will focus on the impact of school closure on learning activities, mental health of children, and time use of their parents. We also try to clarify who are vulnerable to this crisis.

Lead investigator:

Isamu Yamamato

Affiliation:

Keio University

Primary topic:

Inequality & poverty

Secondary topic:

Jobs, work, pay & benefits

Region of data collection:

Asia and Oceania

Country of data collection

Japan

Status of data collection

Planned

Type of data being collected:

Online survey

Unit of real-time data collection

Individual

Start date

5/2020

Frequency

One-off