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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
Expected change income over next 5 years
Our Classification
Remarks
Only urban respondents Measure and ratings not reported
Distribution
URBAN: Expect: big increase: 2%; small increase 46%; decrease: 19%
RURAL: Expect: big increase: 10%; small increase 68%; decrease: 4%
MIGRANTS: Expect: big increase: 7%; small increase 55%; decrease: 10%
Operationalization
Expected change in income in next 5 years:
A Big increase
B Small increase
C Decrease

Assumed dummies

Observed Relation with Happiness

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

Expected change      b    
A Big increase      +.28(05)
B Small increase    +.10(05)
C Decrease          -.24(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
  - living standard in city
  - 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 = +/- RURAL

Expected change      b    
A Big increase      +.28(05)
B Small increase    +.10(05)
C Decrease          -.24(01)
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +/- RURAL-URBAN MIGRANTS

Expected change      b    
A Big increase      +.30(01)
B Small increase    +.03(ns)
C Decrease          -.40(01)