Findings on happiness in Monk-Turner & Turner (2010): study CN Yunnan 2003

Author(s)Monk-Turner, E.; Turner, C.G.
TitleSubjective Well-Being among Those who Exchange Sex and Money, Yunnan, China and Thailand.
SourceSocial Indicators Research, 2010, Vol. 99, 13 - 23
Public18+ aged, Yunnan region, China, 2003
 Illicit drug users oversampled
Survey nameNot available
 Data set collected by Yang and Luo (2003)
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 Thee-stage sampling procedure in order to ensure representation of drug users. The primary sampling units consisted of 40 townships and neighborhoods. Within these townships and neighborhoods, respondents aged 18 and older were selected using disproportionate probability sampling. This was accomplished utilizing information on household registration rosters and confidential registrations of drug users. Interviewers visited selected individuals and informed them of their right to refuse to participate.
Respondents N =3641
Non Response3%
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: Do you consider your life as a whole 1 happy 0 unhappy
RemarksDistribution not reported
Finding used in
nation ranks

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
AgeA04abCurrent age (in years)
Current drug useS13abCurrent use of stimulants
HIV positiveH14ad01aHuman immunodeficienct virus hiv (b20-24)
Income rank-goodI01ab01Personal income
Job condition badW04abCurrent work-conditions
Job condition badW05ad02eSatisfaction with work conditions, also classified as above ↑
MaleG01aaSex (male vs female)
MarriedM02aaMarried state (compared to non-married states)
Not part of communityL17ac01Attitude to vinicity
Years of educationE01ab02Level of school-education