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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
Specific consumption categories
Our Classification
Remarks
in RMB in 2010 prices
Operationalization
Annual consumption expenditures per capita on :
a food
b dress/clothing
c housing
d necessities
e medical treatment and fitness
f  transportation and communication
g education and entertainment
h transfers
I welfare
m mortgage
n other

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none a FOOD O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.02 p < .01 none b CLOTHING:              
    Males:                Beta=+.05 (p<.01)
    Females:              Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=+.02 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=+.02 (ns)
    Locals:               Beta=+.04 (p<.01)
    Migrants:             Beta=-.02 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = -.00 ns none c HOUSING:              
    Males:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Females:              Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Locals:               Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Migrants:             Beta=-.01 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = -.00 ns none d NECESSITIES:           
    Males:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Females:              Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Locals:               Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Migrants:             Beta=+.00 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = -.00 ns none e MEDICAL TREATMENT/FITNESS:
    Males:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Females:              Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=-.00 (p<.05)
    Locals:               Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Migrants:             Beta=+.00 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.02 p < .01 none f TRANSPORTATION/COMMUNICATION:  
    Males:                Beta=+.02 (p<.01)
    Females:              Beta=+.01 (p<.01)
    Urban:                Beta=+.02 (p<.01)
    Rural:                Beta=+.02 (p<.01)
    Locals:               Beta=+.02 (p<.01))
    Migrants:             Beta=-.01 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none g EDUCATION/ENTERTAINMENT:   
    Males:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Females:              Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Locals:               Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Migrants:             Beta=-.00 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .05 none h TRANSFERS:           
    Males:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Females:              Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=+.00 (p<.05)
    Locals:               Beta=+.01 (p<.05))
    Migrants:             Beta=-.00 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none i WELFARE:                
    Males:                Beta=+.02 (p<.05)
    Females:              Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=+.02 (ns)
    Locals:               Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Migrants:             Beta=-.01 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none j MORTGAGE:              
    Males:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Females:              Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Locals:               Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Migrants:             Beta=+.00 (ns)
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none k OTHERS:             
    Males:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Females:              Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Urban:                Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Rural:                Beta=-.00 (ns)
    Locals:               Beta=+.00 (ns)
    Migrants:             Beta=-.00 (ns)

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 obtained in fixed effect analysis