Correlational findings

Study Appleton & Song (2008): study CN 2002

Adults, general public, urban areas, China, 2002
Survey name
CN-CHIP 2002
N = 6977
Non Response
Interview: face-to-face


Authors's Label
Hukou location
Our Classification
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) 98%, b) 1%, c) .4%, d) .3%
Question not reported.
a) Hukou in local urban area (reference)
b) Hukou in local suburban rural
c) Hukou in outside urban
d) Hukou in outside rural (rural-urban migrants)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-n OPRC = +.17 ns LOCAL SUBURBAN RURAL (vs hukou in local urban area) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-n OPRC = +.30 ns OUTSIDE URBAN        (vs hukou in local urban area) O-SLW-u-sq-v-5-n OPRC = -.54 p < .01 OUTSIDE RURAL        (vs hukou in local urban area)

OPRC's controlled for:
- Fall in household income
- Household income
- Age (squared)
- Gender
- Unemployed
- Sociability
- Marital status
- Belief in religious tolerance
- Dependent relatives
- Health
- Political factors
- Occupation type
- Political factors
- Province