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Knight & Gunatilaka (2010): study CN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Knight, J.B.; Gunatilaka, R.
Title:
Great Expectations? The Subjective Well-Being of Rural-Urban Migrants in China.
Source:
World Development, 2010, Vol. 38, 113 - 124

Investigation

Public:
16+ aged rural-urban migrants, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-CHIP 2002
Sample:
Probability multi-stage random
Respondents:
N = 1930
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:
Happiness
Page in publication:
114-115
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.76%,   2: 9.47%,   3: 45.09%,   4: 37.33%,   5: 6.35%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 0 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.37

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Log of per capita household income Household income Income expectations Income expectations Gender Sex (male vs female) Marital status Married state (compared to non-married states) Education Years schooling Net financial assets Total wealth
Savings
Unemployed Unemployed involuntary Working hours Work hours Health Self-perceived health Duration of urban residence Time since last move Log of average per capita income in city of current residence Average income in region Log of average rural income in province of origin Average income in region Living with family members Living alone or not Number of friends and relatives in city Social contacts in vinicity
Contacts with relatives
Friends in community
Child still in village Time spend with children
Current relation with one's children
Remittances Financial House area Surface of house Living in own house House owned or rented No heating Quality of house Satisfaction with Job Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole Index of discrimination Ethnic discrimination in environment Duration of work contract Tenure (vs flex contracts) Job perspective Perceived chances for employment