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Correlational findings

Study Knight & Gunatilaka (2011): study CN 2002

Public:
Adults, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-CHIP 2002
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8872
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's label
Age and age squared
Our Classification
Distribution
Rural: M=45.41; urban: M=46.66
Operationalization
Current age in years
A Age
B Age squared

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = -.01 p < .05 none RURAL

A
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.00 p < .01 none RURAL

B
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = -.05 p < .01 none URBAN

A
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.00 p < .01 none URBAN

B

b's controlled for:
- basic variables:
  - gender
  - marital status
  - health
- conventional economic variables
  - household income p.c. (log)
  - net wealth (1.000's yuan)
  - working hours (100's per year)
- insecurity variables (urban only)
  - unemployed

b's not affected by additional control for:
- comparison variables (rural)
  - household income compared to village average
  - living standards compared to 5 years ago
  - expected income over next 5 years
  - gini of household income p.c. at county level
- attitudinal variables (rural)
  - degree of harmony among lineages
  - degree of harmony in village
  - agree that money is important
  - importance of family
  - importance of friends
- comparison variables (urban)
  - fairness income distribution (in China, resp. city)
  - living standard (quartiles)
  - expected increase/decrease income next 5 years
  - mean provincial income p.c. (log)
- insecurity variables (urban)
  - unemployed
  - self-experienced important social problems
  - enterprise profit/loss
  - laid off work sometime 2002