Findings on happiness in Knight & Gunatilaka (2009): study CN 2003

Publication
Author(s)Knight, J.B.; Gunatilaka, R.
TitleIncome, Aspirations and the hedonic Treadmill in a poor Society.
SourceDepartment of Economic Discussion Paper Series ref. 468, 2009, Unversity of Oxford, Uk
URLhttp://www.economics.ox.ac.uk/materials/working_papers/paper468.pdf
Investigation
PublicAdult general public, rural areas, China, 2003
 Age range of respondents not reported.
Survey nameCN-National Household Survey China
SampleSelection from probability samples
 The sample covers 22 provinces; within each province are on average 5.5 counties sampled; within each county are on average 7.9 villages sampled
Respondents N =9500
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy are you with life in general? 5 very happy 4 fairly happy 3 so-so 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-5-e
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication9, 21
RemarksN=8996. Reported mean happiness=2.7?
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean3.686.16
Standard deviation0.861.80

Scores in12345
%0.97.928.946.515.8

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Log of per capita income neededI01acSufficiency of current income
Log per capita household income (1000 yuan)I01ab03Household income
Net financial assets (1000 Yuan)P12ab05Savings