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Ding (2017): study CN 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Ding, Y.
Title:
Personal Life Satisfaction of China's Rural Elderly: Effect of the New Rural Pension Programme
Source:
Journal of International Development, 2017, Vol. 29, 52 - 66

Investigation

Public:
45+ aged, rural hukou, China, 2011
Survey name:
CN-China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 10378
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Please think of your life and situation right now. How satisfied are you with your life as a whole these days?
1  not satisfied at all
2  not very satisfied
3  somewhat satisfied
4  very satisfied
5  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-c-sq-v-5-z
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
57
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.75%,   2: 14.32%,   3: 60.87%,   4: 20.47%,   5: 1.6%   (total 100.01%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.04 6.58
SD:
0.72 1.90

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Age difference among elderly
Age differences among middle aged
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Education Level of school-education Marriage Married vs all unmarried Health condition Number of health complaints
Ability to perform tasks in daily life
Residence Rural dwelling (vs urban) Household income Household income
Income from paid work
Non-money income from farming
Income from workfare
Size of land Property Size of house Surface of house Use of New Rural Pension Program Social security in region
Effect of pension reform
Private pensions
Expenditures on Insurances
Other pension Private pensions Descendants Having grand-children
Number of children
Family size
Having a son Gender of children No pension Private pensions
Expenditures on Insurances