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Jiang et al. (2012): study CN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Jiang, S.; Lu, M.; Sato, H.
Title:
Identity, Inequality, and Happiness: Evidence from Urban China.
Source:
World Development, 2012, Vol. 40, 1190 - 1200

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged general public, 26 cities, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-CHIP 2002
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 5630
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self-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
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-v-5-da
Author's label:
Subjective Happiness
Page in publication:
1192
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.45
SD:
0.85

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Between-Group (urban hukou vs rural hokou) income inequality Income difference in vinicity
Ethnic status in China
Gini-coefficient Income difference in vinicity Hukou status Ethnic status in China
Rural upbringing
Gender Sex (male vs female) Age Current age (in years) Married Married vs never married Divorced Vs divorced Widowed Vs widowed Years of schooling completed Years schooling Health Self-perceived health Communist Party Member Membership of political organizations Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Log household income per capita Household income Income expectations Income expectations Square meters of housing per capita Surface of house Education ratio Social homogeneity in vinicity GDP per capita/10^4 GDP in region Population growth Change of city size Living in big city Size of urban setting Region in China Region in China Change in social status Actual mobility (assessed by follow-up)
Integration in new community
Ethnic status in China
Migrants vs urbans Ever moved or not