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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
Household income compared to village average
Our Classification
Remarks
Only rural respondents Question and ratings not reported Question and ratings not reported
Distribution
A: 2%; B: 19%; C: 20%
Operationalization
Household income compared to village average:
A much above village average
B below village average
C much below village average
Assumed dummies:
1 Yes
0 No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Special Research Type Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = +/- p < .01 none                                b
A much above village average  +.22(01)
B below village average       +.11(01)
C much below village average  -.27(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
- comparison variables
  - living standards compared to 5 years ago
  - expected income over next 5 years
  - gini of household income p.c. 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