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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
Average p.c. income in province/ in city (log)
Our Classification
Operationalization
Log average per capita income:
A in province (urban respondents)
B in city (rural-urban migrants)

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = -.17 p < .10 A

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
  - expected change in income in next 5 years
- 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 ns B

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
  - expected income change over next 5 years
- harshness of life variables
  - living with family members
  - number of family members/friends in city
  - child still in village
  - no heating
  - job satisfaction
  - discrimination
  - easiness/difficulty of finding a job
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = -.13 ns B

b additionally controlled for:
  - no heating
  - job satisfaction
  - discrimination
  - easiness/difficulty of finding a job