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Studies

Knight & Gunatilaka (2014): study CN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Knight, J.B.; Gunatilaka, R.
Title:
Subjective Well-being and Social Evaluation in a Poor Country.
Source:
CSAE Working Paper, 2014, No.9, Oxford, UK

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, China, 2002
Survey name:
CH-SHP 2002
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 11228
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How happy do you feel about your life as a whole these days?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  so-so
2  not happy
1  not at all happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-ab
Author's label:
Subejective well-being
Remarks:
urban mean: 2,5
rural mean: 2,7
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.67

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding urban vs rural Current characteristics of local society
Rural vs urban dwelling
log of per capita income Household income log net wealth disposable income in good health Current general health status eduaction in years Years schooling house area per capita Quality of housing estate gender Sex (male vs female) age and age squared Current age (in years) married Married state (compared to non-married states) divorced Vs divorced widowed Widowed house of permanent material Quality of housing estate Currently laid off Unemployed involuntary