Center for
Social Well-being Studies
Senshu University

Survey Data Published on KOSSDA (Korea Social Science Data Archive)

You can download the data of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan: here.

Brochure 2017: Forming a Social Well-being Research Consortium in Asia

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Aim

This research project aims (1) to investigate the current state and mechanism of social well-being in contemporary East and Southeast Asia by conducting cross-national questionnaire surveys in this region and {2) to form an international research consortium consisting of universities and institutes in the region for academic exchange on social well-being and other related studies.

Well-being, or the quality of life, has been one of the central themes in the field of social sciences. It relates not only to the socio-economic status of each individual such as income, employment, and education, but also to his or her social relations such as families and neighbors as well as to other social institutions such as the political system and religion. Therefore, in this project, we focus on the concept of social well-being rather than individual well-being to be explored both theoretically and empirically through inter-disciplinary approaches in social sciences including economics, sociology, and political sciences.

East and Southeast Asia is an attractive research area for exploring these themes because of its vast diversity in economic standard, political system, ethnicity, culture, and religion. The region also shares the historical trajectories of late-departed, thus quite rapid modernization, and the resulting social issues including sustainable economic development in the globalized market economy as well as sustainability in social security systems under low fertility rates. Therefore, this research project would contribute to expanded and deepened insight into social well-being for global academia in social sciences.

Institute for the Development of Social Intelligence, Senshu University

Senshu University believes that social intelligence is essential for those who intend to contribute to resolve various social problems in the 21st century and concurrently achieve self-actualization. Hence, Senshu University’s vision for the 21st century is “development of social intelligence”. The Graduate Institute for the Development of Social Intelligence was launched in February 2003 in order to realize this vision. Since the activity belong the development of social intelligence should not be limited the graduate school of the university, this institute included the university as a whole in April 2006. Accordingly, the name was changed to The Institute aspires to support specialized and interdisciplinary general research and educational activities in various fields. Which are applicable to globalized societies.

MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private universities

This program both generally and specifically supports research projects. The program intends to assist private universities in building a foundation for research studies in accordance with the universities’ business strategies. The program was launched in 2008 with the intention to help improve Japanese scientific technologies.