Correlational findings

Study Knight & Gunatilaka (2010): study CN 2002

16+ aged rural-urban migrants, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-CHIP 2002
N = 1930
Non Response:
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's label
Log of per capita household income
Our Classification
Self-report on single question:
Total household income from working in cities and family production in 2002: .. Yuan

A) Log of household income/1000
B) Income quintile

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = +.20 p < .01 LOG OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME/1000

B controlled for:
- Future income expectations
- Gender
- Marital Status
- Interaction gender*marital status
- Education
- Financial assets
- Unemployment
- Working hours
- Health
- Duration of urban residence
- Regional income
- Living with family members
- Remittances
- Area of house
- Living in own house
- Heating
- Child left behind
- Number of friends/relatives in city

Effect is stronger for those who migrated longer ago
M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da DM = + INCOME QUINTILE

1st quintile        M=2.13  N=396
2nd quintile        M=2.34  N=397
3th quintile        M=2.37  N=397
4th quintile        M=2.46  N=397
5th quintile        M=2.56  N=398
5th-1st difference  +.43