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Part 2: Outline of the Survey Results


I. Family

1. Form of family

(1) Married or unmarried
F3  [HAND R CARD 1] Are you married? Please choose one of the answers on the card.
(SINGLE ANSWER ONLY)
  1. Married (have a spouse (not including a partner))
  2. Not married, but living with a partner
  3. Have been married, but not married now(divorced/separated or widowed)
  4. Not married (never been married)
  5. Do not know
  6. Refused

A look at the marital status of Japanese youth shows that "Not married (never been married), " at 93.4%, was given most, while "Married (have a spouse (not including a partner))" was given by 5.9%.
     "Not married, but living with a partner" and "Have been married but not married now (divorced/separated or widowed)" were each given by 0.4%.

Comparing the five countries, the percentage of those giving "Not married (never been married)" was the highest in South Korea, at 98.8%. In contrast, in the U.S.A., the percentage of those giving "Married" was 11.1% and therefore given most among the five countries, and "Not married, but living with a partner" (10.5%) was given by more or less the same percentage.
     In the U.K. and France, the percentages of those giving "Married" were 2.9% and 2.4%, respectively, while the percentages of those giving "Not married, but living with a partner" were 15.7% in the U.K. and 14.0% in France, higher figures than in the other three countries.

Table 1-1-1-1: Married or unmarried < CSV Data >
Table 1-1-1-1: Married or unmarried

A comparison with previous surveys on Japanese youth reveals no changes from previous surveys.

Table 1-1-1-2: Married or unmarried (changes over the years) < CSV Data >
Table 1-1-1-2: Married or unmarried (changes over the years)

A breakdown by gender of Japanese youth also reveals no differences.

Table 1-1-1-3: Married or unmarried (by gender) < CSV Data >
Table 1-1-1-3: Married or unmarried (by gender)

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(2) Persons lived with
F4  [HAND R CARD 2] Who are you living with now?  Choose as many answers as you want from this card. (MULTIPLE ANSWERS POSSIBLE)

  1. Living alone
  2. My father and/or my spouse's father (including father of partner)
  3. My mother and/or my spouse's mother (including mother of partner)
  4. My brother(s) and/or sister(s)
  5. My grandfather or grandmother
  6. My husband or wife (including partner)  
  7. Lover
  8. My child(ren)
  9. Friend(s), roommate(s), colleague(s), etc.
  10. Other(s)
  11. Do not know
  12. Refused

Japanese youth gave most as family members they currently lived with "My mother and/or my spouse's mother (including mother of partner), " at 74.2%. This was followed in descending order by "My father and/or my spouse's father (including father of partner)" (68.4%) and "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (58.3%). "Living alone" was given by 15.2%.

Comparing the five countries, as was the case in Japan, in South Korea, the order of incidence was "My mother and/or my spouse's mother" (77.1%), "My father and/or my spouse's father" (74.2%), "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (64.4%). However, the percentages of those living with "My father and/or my spouse's father" or "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" were higher in South Korea than those of Japan.
     In contrast, even in the U.S.A. "My mother and/or my spouse's mother" (38.6%) and "My father and/or my spouse's father" (30.0%) also yielded the highest percentages but were only in the 30-39% range and therefore less than those of Japan. In the U.S.A., the responses that followed were "My husband or wife (including partner)" (21.0%), "Friend(s), roommate(s), colleague(s), etc." (20.7%), and "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (20.4%), all falling in the 20-29% range.
     In the U.K., "My mother and/or my spouse's mother" (43.9%) and "My father and/or my spouse's father" (31.7%) were followed in descending order by "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (20.8%) and "My husband or wife" (18.1%). The percentage of those giving "My child(ren)" was 14.4% and therefore higher than the other four countries.
     And in France, "My mother and/or my spouse's mother" at 61.3%, was given most. The responses that followed were, in descending order, "My father and/or my spouse's father" (50.0%) and "My brother(s) and/or sister(s)" (36.8%). "Living alone" was given by 16.5%.

Table 1-1-2-1: Who do you live with? < CSV Data >
Table 1-1-2-1: Who do you live with?

A comparison with previous surveys on Japanese youth reveals no changes from previous surveys.

Table 1-1-2-2: Who do you live with? (changes over the years) < CSV Data >
Table 1-1-2-2: Who do you live with? (changes over the years)

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