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Correlational findings

Study Jiang et al. (2012): study CN 2002

Public:
16+ aged general public, 26 cities, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-CHIP 2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5630
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 (reference)
3) Small increase
4) Big increase

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = +.32 p < .01 EXPECT BIG INCOME INCREASE   (vs unchanged) M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = +.11 p < .01 EXPECT SMALL INCOME INCREASE (vs unchanged) M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = -.36 p < .01 EXPECT INCOME DECREASE       (vs unchanged)

B controlled for:
- Individual characteristics
  a) Rural/urban (Hukou) status
  b) Interaction Rural/urban (Hukou) status*
  c) Age
  d) Gender
  e) Education
  f) Health
  g) Communist Party Member
  h) Unemployed
  i) Household income
  j) Marital status
  k) Surface of house
- City characteristics
  l) GDP per capita  
  m) Population growth
  n) City size
  o) Region in country
  p) Gini-coefficient
- Rural migrants vs urbans differences
  q) Education difference between urbans and
     migrants
  r) Between-group inequality