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Correlational findings

Study Knight & Gunatilaka (2009): study CN 2003

Public:
Adult general public, rural areas, China, 2003
Survey name:
CN-National Household Survey China
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 9500
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
Log of per capita income needed
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on single question:
"What is the minimum income needed to sustain the household for a year?"
Log of per capita income need in 1000's yuan

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e b = -.08 p < .01 b controlled for:
- household income (log)
- age
- gender
- marital status
- ethnic minority dummy
- education
- working hours
- net financial assets
- self-reported health status
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e b = -.06 p < .01 b additonally controlled for:
- lived outside township for at least 1 year
- expect big increase in income over next 5 years
- expect small increase in income over next 5 years
- expect decrease in income over next 5 years
- agreement with statement that money is important
- household income much above village average
- household income above village average
- household income below village average
- household income much below village average
- current living standards better than 5 years ago
- current living standards worse than 5 years ago