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Correlational findings

Study Knight & Gunatilaka (2018): study CN 2003 /1

Public
Rural to urban migrants, China, 2003
Survey name
Unnamed study
Sample
Respondents
N =
Non Response
Assessment
Interview: face-to-face

Correlate

Authors's Label
expectation big income increase
Our Classification
Distribution
M = 0.07
Related specification variables
Operationalization
self report

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ab b = +.3 p < .01 full sample big increase O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ab b = +.27 p < .05 subsample below median duration O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ab b = +.34 p < .05 subsample above median duration of residence

b controlled for:
personal characteristics:
- duration of urban residence + duration squared
- log per capita household income
- health
- expectation income decrease
- living with family
- number of relatives and friends in city
- child still in village
- no heating
environmental characteristics:
- log average income city
- log average rural income province of origin