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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
Relative consumption compared to others
Our Classification
Operationalization
Ratio between one's own consumption and
a the average consumption in area
b highest consumption in area
c average consumption of people who consume more than average (rich)
d average consumption of people who consume less than average (poor)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.01 p < .05 none a RATIO MEAN CONSUMPTION
  County:   Beta= +.0140
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.01 ns none Community: Beta= +.0141 O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.01 p < .05 none   People matched on  gender,age,education:
            Beta= +.0139
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.01 ns none b RATIO HIGHEST CONSUMPTION
  County:    Beta= +.0055
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none   Community: Beta= +.0028 O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = -.00 ns none   People matched on  gender,age,education:
              Beta= -.0002
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .01 none c RICHER/POORER:
  County:
   Richer:    Beta= +.0015
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = -.00 ns none    Poorer:    Beta= -.0035 O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .01 none    Community:
   Richer:    Beta= +.0014
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = -.00 ns none    Poorer:    Beta= -.0014 O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 p < .05 none    People matched on gender,age,education:
     Richer:  Beta= +.0011
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j Beta = +.00 ns none      Poorer:  Beta= +.0025

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)