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Studies

Knight et al. (2009): study CN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Knight, J.B.; Gunatilaka, R.; Song, L.
Title:
Subjective Well-Being and its Determinants in Rural China.
Source:
China Economic Review, 2009, Vol. 20, 635 - 649

Investigation

Public:
Adult general public, rural areas, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-National Household Survey China
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 9200
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy are you with life in general?
5  very happy
4  fairly happy
3  so-so
2  unhappy
1  very unhappy
Classification:
O-HL-g-sq-v-5-e
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
637
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0.9%,   2: 7.9%,   3: 28.9%,   4: 46.5%,   5: 15.8%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.68 6.16
SD:
0.86 1.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Net wealth ('000 Yuan) Total wealth