Correlational finding on Happiness and Ever moved or not
Subject code: M09aa01a

StudyKnight & Gunatilaka (2010): study CN 2002 /1
TitleGreat Expectations? The Subjective Well-Being of Rural-Urban Migrants in China.
SourceWorld Development, 2010, Vol. 38, 113 - 124
DOIdoi:10.1016/j.worlddev.2009.03.002
Public16+ aged general public, China, 2002
SampleProbability multi-stage random
Non-Response
Respondents N =20000

Correlate
Author's labelMigration
Page in Source 113, 115
Our classificationEver moved or not, code M09aa01a
Operationalization
1: Rural-to-Urban migrants
0: Non-migrants
    a) Urban locals
    b) Rural locals
Remarks
A hukou is a record in the system of household 
registration required by law in China. A household 
registration record officially identifies a person as a 
resident of an area and includes identifying 
information such as name, parents, spouse, residency 
status, and date of birth.

Observed Relation with Happiness
Happiness
Measure
StatisticsElaboration/Remarks
M-FH-g-sq-v-5-dab=-
Rural-Urban migrants: M=2.37
Urban locals:         M=2.5?
- difference:           .13

Rural-Urban migrants: M=2.37
Rural locals:         M=2.7?
- difference             .33


Appendix 1: Happiness measures used
CodeFull Text
M-FH-g-sq-v-5-daSelf-report on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy do you feel?
4 very happy
3 happy
2 so-so
1 not happy
0 not happy at all


Appendix 2: Statistics used
SymbolExplanation
bREGRESSION COEFFICIENT (non-standardized) by LEAST SQUARES (OLS)
Type: test statistic
Measurement level: Correlate: metric, Happiness: metric
Theoretical range: unlimited

Meaning:
b > 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a higher happiness rating on average.
B < 0 A higher correlate level corresponds with a lower happiness rating on average.
B = 0 Not any correlation with the relevant correlate.
Source:
Ruut Veenhoven, World Database of Happiness, Collection of Correlational Findings, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
https://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl