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Correlational findings

Study Wang et al. (2015): study CN 2010

Public:
18+ aged, general public, China, 2010-2012
Survey name:
CN-CFPS 2010 + 2012
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 61009
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Assessment in 2 waves: 2010 and 2012

Correlate

Authors's label
Consumption expenditures
Our Classification
Operationalization
Annual consumption expenditures per capita in RMB in 2010 prices

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .01 none Beta=+0.0014 (p<.01) O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .01 none Males: Beta=+.0019 (p<.01) O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none Females: Beta=+.0007(ns) O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .05 none Urban residents: Beta=+.0013 (p<.05) O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none Rural residents: Beta=+.0007 (ns) O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none Urban migrants: Beta=+.0001 (ns) O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .01 none Urban locals: Beta=+.0012 (p<.05)

All beta's controlled for:
- Individual characteristics:
  - age
  - age squared
  - marital status
  - schooling (years)
  - urban vs. rural
  - health
  - health compared to 1 year ago  
  - employment status
  - employment sector
  - occupation level
  - working hours
  - welfare entitlements
  - house ownership
  - housing type
  - social status at local level (self-assessed)
  - confidence in future
  - unfair treatment experienced
- Environment characteristics:
  - performance of county government
  - community type (residential or village)
  - economic condition of community
  - socio-economic homogenity of community
  - spaciousness of community
  - location of community(city,town,village or suburb)
  - time to get to nearest business center
  - region (east, west or central)

Similar results from analyses using:
- fixed effect
- ordinal
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = -.00 p < .01 none Squared total consumption: Beta=-.0000(p<.01) (means that there is no declining utility) O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .01 none Beta= +.0027 (p<.01) when additionally controlled for squared total consumption