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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
Working hours ('00 per year)
Our Classification
Remarks
Question and ratings not reported
Related specification variables
Operationalization
Working hours ('00 per year)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +.00 ns RURAL O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = -.00 ns URBAN

b's controlled for:
- basic variables:
  - gender
  - age and age squared
  - marital status
  - health
- conventional economic variables
  - log of p.c. household income
  - net wealth

b's not affected by additonal control for:
- 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
- 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