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Studies

Cheng et al. (2013): study CN 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Cheng, Z.; Smyth, R.; Wang, H.
Title:
Housing and Subjective Wellbeing in Urban China.
Source:
Monash University, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper, 2013, No. 39, Melbourne, Australia.

Investigation

Public:
Adult, general public, China, 2011
Survey name:
CHINA China Household Finance Survey (CHFS) 2011
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 5229
Non Response:
Assessment:
Multiple methods
Interview: telephone (CATI) & Interview: computer assisted (CAPI)

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Overall, are you satisfied with your life?
5. very satisfied
4. satisfied
3. Neutral
2. dissatisfied
1. very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-i
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.72

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Schooling Years schooling Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Household size Number of persons in household Rural hukou Ethnic status in China
Rural vs urban dwelling
Party member Membership of political organizations Number of social insurance Insurances Income Household income Homeownership Specific possessions
House owned or rented
Source of homeownership Kind of ownership Home loan Debts Type of home loan Debts Local public safety Perceived safety in vinicity Risk aversion Risk minded Expectations Expected improvement\deterioration of one's nation Gender Sex (male vs female) Homeownership property status Specific possessions
House owned or rented
Property tenure Earlier housing
Earlier possessions
Property size Surface of house