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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
Easyness of finding a job
Our Classification
Operationalization
Can find another job in:
A 2 weeks
B 1 month
C 2 months
D 6 months
E Need more than 6 months

Dummies (assumed):
1 Yes
0 No

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ae b = - Can find another job in:     b
A 2 weeks                  -.10(ns)
B 1 month                  -.12(10)
C 2 months                 -.15(10)
D 6 months                 -.19(05)
E Need more than 6 months  -.21(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
  - expected income change over next 5 years
  - log of average p.c. urban income in city
- harshness of life variables
  - living with family members
  - number of family members/friends in city
  - child still in village
  - no heating
  - job satisfaction
  - index of discrimination