|Budget Amount *help
¥2,400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1993 : ¥800,000 (Direct Cost : ¥800,000)
Fiscal Year 1992 : ¥1,600,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,600,000)
This study makes use of the statistical data of the "Personal Life History" documents describing the transfer (of works) of the coal-mining industry workers' as a method of studying integratedly these workers' working and living conditions and/or environments. The object of the study is the uncmployed and de-cmployed (transferred) mass arisen as a result of the energy revolution in 1960 decade. The aim of this research is to analyze the livelihood problems stemming from work displacement of coal-mining workers occurred in the beginning of the rapid economic growth period, through a careful examination of these workers' and their families' livelihood after work displacement.
This means, while basically based on the common, hard-to-change understanding these "personal life history" as introduced and described in text books, the spotlight would also concentrate on a more personal approach, as well as a more individual role, in which one is playing his/her own role as an independent person.
in order that a more general understanding of the whole society can be assuredly reached.
Hence, just for introduction hereto, the result after examination is date on those personal life history, which can be summarized as follows :
1. Though assumed that an individual in his movement/displacement/social mobility be able to adapt to social/environment (socio-environment) changes, through their revelations of their past, an image of a very complicatedly entwined personal networks always crosses through one's mind.
2. Generally speaking. there are two groups : one move-away and the other stay-behind. In either group, one, with all of his/her personal relations with his/her own family or society, strives to live with his/her own way of living : however. the move-away group show their constraints. difficulties and puzzlement when leaving their own (coal-mining) social environment to meet the challenges of new values, new social environment. In the long run, they applied a new, urbanized way of life in which co-working leads to income stabilization.
3. The stay-behind group makes every efforts to maintain their former relationship (personal networks) : hence, in a sense, an inclination of respecting the traditional life-style can be observed, especially the "family" life-style (co-habitation of parents and their children) still exists.
This study, at first assumed to expand in a period of three years ; however, due to various circumstances, was at last slashed down to two years. Those "Personal Life History" documents will really become a source of date for a future study. Less