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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 Telecommunications 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
CN-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:
Self report 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 Use of communication amenities Work time Hours work Income Relative to income in neighborhood Social activities Visits to friends Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Education Level of school-education Religion Religious (vs not) Communist party member Membership of political organizations Immigrant Ever moved or not
Ethnic status in China
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 connections in vicinity Students Share of students in vicinity Social workers Public sector workers in vicinity Summed determinants Summed effects of environmental + individual characteristics (macro + micro)X