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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
In good health
Our Classification
Operationalization
Selfreport on direct question if respondent is 'in good health' (supposedly)
1 In good health
0 Not in good health

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.41 p < .01 RURAL O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.27 p < .01 URBAN

b's controlled for:
- basic variables:
  - gender
  - age and age squared
  - marital status
  - health
- conventional economic variables
  - household income p.c. (log)
  - net wealth (1.000's yuan)
  - working hours (100's per year)
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.29 p < .01 RURAL

b additonally controlled for:
- comparison variables
  - 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
  - degree of harmony among lineages
  - degree of harmony in village
  - agree that money is important
  - importance of family
  - importance of friends
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.16 p < .01 URBAN

b's additonally controlled for:
- comparison variables
  - 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
  - unemployed
  - self-experienced important social problems
  - enterprise profit/loss
  - laid off work sometime 2002
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.12 p < .05 RURAL-URBAN MIGRANTS

b controlled for:
- basic variables:
  - gender
  - age and age squared
  - marital status
  - health
- conventional economic variables
  - net wealth (1.000's yuan)
  - working hours (100's per year)
- comparison variables
  - expect big income increase next 5 years
  - expect small income increase next 5 years
  - expect income decrease next 5 years
  - log average p.c.urban income in city of residence
- harshness of city life variables
  - living with family members
  - number of relatives and friends in city
  - child still in village
  - no heating
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.13 ns RURAL-URBAN MIGRANTS

b additionally controlled for:
- harshness of city life variables
  - satisfaction with job
  - discrimination
  - easyness of finding jobs