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Correlational findings

Study Wang et al. (2013): study CN 2008

Public:
19+ aged, general public, China, 2008
Survey name:
CN-GSS
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 5395
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Migrants
Our Classification
Operationalization
1: Migrants
   a) First generation migrants
   b) New generation migrants
0: Non-migrants (urban locals)

New-generation migrants moved more recently than first-generation migrants. Exact boundary unknown.

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-u-sq-v-5-h DM = - First-generation migrants: M=3.57 (SE=1.01)
Urban locals:              M=3.80 (SE=0.94)
- difference:               -0.23
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-h DM = - New generation migrants:   M=3.78 (SE=0.96)
Urban locals:              M=3.80 (SE=0.94)
- difference:               -0.02
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-h AoV = -8.6 p < .001 FIRST GENERATION MIGRANTS (vs urban locals) O-HL-u-sq-v-5-h AoV = -.34 ns NEW GENERATION MIGRANTS   (vs urban locals) O-HL-u-sq-v-5-h AoV = -4.3 p < .001 FIRST GENERATION MIGRANTS (vs new generation immigrants) O-HL-u-sq-v-5-h b = +.06 p < .01 FIRST GENERATION MIGRANTS (vs new generation immigrants) O-HL-u-sq-v-5-h b = -.06 p < .01 NEW-GENERATION MIGRANTS (vs non-migrants)

Order of only this comparison is reversed by World Database of Happiness team.

B's controlled for:
- age and age squared
- gender
- years of education
- marital status
- health status
- having children
- hourly income
- region of residence
- surface area of house
- number of friends
- perceived recent change in social class
- job satisfaction