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Studies

Feng et al. (2018): study CN 2013

Publication

Author(s):
Feng, X; Jayakar, K.; Zhang, H.
Title:
Does the Adoption of Information and Communication Technologies Improve the Subjective Well-Being of Citizens? A Micro-Level and City-Level Empirical Investigation.
Source:
Conference Paper, 2018, The 22nd Biennial Conference of the International elecommunications Society: "Beyond the Boundaries: Challenges for Business, Policy and Society", June 24th - 27th, 2018, Seoul, Korea

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, adults, China, 2013
Survey name:
CHINA - General Social Survey
Sample:
Probability systematic sample
Respondents:
N = 5463
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Taking all things together in your life, how would you say things are these days?  Would you say you are ....?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  neither happy nor unhappy
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
72% of the respondents felt 'happy' or 'very happy'
Page in publication:
7

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding ICT-usage Communication Work time Hours work Income Relative to neighborhood Social activities Visits to friends Gender Sex (male vs female) Education Level of school-education Religion Religious (vs not) Communist party member Membership of political organizations Immigrant Ethnic status in China
Ever moved or not
Capital city City of residence is a capital Gross regional product GDP in region Public finance expenditures for the city Size of government in region Proportion of telephone connections in city Telephone connecctions in vinicity Students Share of students in vinicity Social workers Public sector workers in vinicity Summed determinants Summed effects of societal and individual conditions