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Correlational findings

Study Gao & Meng (2015): study CN 1998

Public:
65+ aged, China, followed 10 years, 1998-2008
Survey name:
CN-Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 50674
Non Response:
not reported
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
N = observarions, not respondents! Many (most?) respondents participated 5 times!

Correlate

Authors's label
Government Size
Our Classification
Operationalization
government consumption as % GDP

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-QOL-c-sq-v-4-b OPRC = -.01 p < .05 Individual happiness by size of provincial government.

OPRC (-0,0103) controlled for:

-provincial characteristics:
-Real GDP per capita
-Government medical expenses
-Capital Formation Rate

-individual characteristics:
-Gender
-Living arrangement
-Age (groups)
-Urban (residence)
-Etnicity (Han = 1)
-Education
-White Collar (= 1)
-Frequency visits by child or sibling
-Chronic conditions score
-ADL-score (Physical limitations)

Similar results if addionally controlled for:
-Household income (quartiles)
-Feeling rich or fair