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Correlational findings

Study Knight & Gunatilaka (2010): study CN 2002

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

Correlate

Authors's label
Income expectations
Our Classification
Operationalization
Self-report on single question:
How do you think of your income in next 5 years?
1) decrease
2) unchanged
3) small increase
4) big increase

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = +.30 p < .01 EXPECT BIG INCREASE   (vs expect no change) M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = +.02 ns EXPECT SMALL INCREASE (vs expect no change) M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = -.40 p < .01 EXPECT DECREASE       (vs expect no change)

B's controlled for:
- Household income
- 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

Effects are stronger for those who migrated longer ago