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Correlational findings

Study Knight & Gunatilaka (2014a): study CN 2002

Public:
Adult general public, rural areas, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-National Household Survey China
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Log of household debt
Our Classification
Operationalization
Not reported

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-5-i b = -.01 ns b controlled for:
- Economic variables
  - income
  - financial assets
  - working hours
- Conditioning variables
  - age (squared)
  - gender
  - marital status
  - education
  - mood
  - health
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-i b = +.00 ns b = 0.0034
b additionally controlled for:
- Relative income to village
- Expected income next 5 years
- Perception of income 5 years ago

b unaffected by additional control for:
- province (dummies)
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-i b = -.02 p < .10 b controlled for:
Economic variables
  - household consumption
  - financial assets
  - working hours
Conditioning variables (as above)


Results do not change substantially if province dummies are included in the model, but b becomes statistically insignificant.
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-i b = -.01 ns b addionally controlled for:
- Relative income to village
- Expected income next 5 years
- Perception of income 5 years ago
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-i b = +.00 ns b = 0.0041
b controlled for:
Economic variables
  - income
  - financial assets
  - working hours
- Conditioning variables (as above)
- Relative income to village
- Expected income next 5 years
- Perception of income 5 years ago
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-i b-iv = -.01 ns b-iv (-0.0049) when instrumented for:
-  expected future income change
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-i b-iv = +.05 p < .10 b-iv (0.0479) when instrumented for:
-  perceived past income change

b-iv's controled for
- log real per capita household income
- log of household debts
- working hours per year
- relative household income in village