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Correlational findings

Study Xin & Smyth (2010): study CN 2003

Public:
18+ aged general public in 30 cities, China, 2003
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Respondents:
N = 8867
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Respondents were interviewed in person in shopping districts of each city by a CMMRC employee trained in interview techniques.

Correlate

Authors's Label
Occupation
Our Classification
Operationalization
a Not in the labour force (reference)
b: Semi-skilled worker
c: Manual worker
d: Senior manager
e: Manager
f:  Professional
g; Technical worker
h: Retired
i:   Laif off or unemployed

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -,06 p < .309 Semi-skilled worker  (vs not in labour force) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = +.17 p < .04 Manual worker        (vs not in labour force) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.05 p < .751 Senior manager       (vs not in labour force) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.07 p < .386 Manager              (vs not in labour force) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.06 p < .364 Professional         (vs not in labour force) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.00 p < .96 Rechnical worker     (vs not in labour force) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.15 p < .035 Retired              (vs not in labour force) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.38 Laid off - unemployed (vs not in labour force) O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-e Beta = -.17 Unemployment        (vs not in labour force)

Betas controlled for:
- Openess of economy in city
- Personal characteristics  
  - Age, age squared
  - Gender
  - Marital status
  - Education
- Attitudes to socioeconomic and political issues  
- City dummies