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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
Living standard in the city
Our Classification
Remarks
Only urban respondents Measure and ratings not reported
Distribution
Living standard: highest quarter:32%; second highest: 56 %; lowest:11%
Operationalization
Living standard in quartiles of the city:
A Highest (reference)
B Second highest
C Third highest
D Lowest

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = Living standard in quartiles     b
A Highest (reference)           
B Second highest                -.24(05)
C Third highest                 -.44(01)   
D Lowest                        -.93(01)

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
  - working hours (100's per year)
- comparison variables
  - fairness income distribution in China/city
  - 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