Correlational findings

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

16+ aged general public, 26 cities, China, 2002
Survey name
CN-CHIP 2002
N = 5630
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Change in social status
Our Classification
Rural-urban migrants only (N=1833) A hukou is a record in the system of household registration required by law in China. A household registration record officially identifies a person as a resident of an area and includes identifying information such as name, parents, spouse, residency status, and date of birth.
a) Born with rural hukou but acquired urban
b) Born with urban hukou
c) Born and still have rural hokou (reference)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = +.01 ns MIGRANTS WHO ACQUIRED URBAN STATUS M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da b = -.20 p < .05 BORN WITH URBAN HOKOU

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) Future income expectations
  k) Marital status
  l) Housing area
- City characteristics
  m) Population growth
  n) City size
  o) Region in country
  p) Gini-coefficient
  q) GDP per capita
- Rural migrants vs urbans differences
  r) Between-group inequality
  s) Education difference between urbans and