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Liu & Shang (2012): study CN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Liu, Z.; Shang, Q.
Title:
Individual Well-Being in Urban China: The Role of Income Expectations.
Source:
China Economic Review, 2012, Vol. 23, 833 - 849

Investigation

Public:
Adult general public, urban areas, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-CHIP 2002
Sample:
Selection from general population sample
Respondents:
N = 2304
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Generally speaking, how happy do you feel?
5  very happy
4  happy
3  so-so
2  not happy
1  not happy at all
Classification:
M-FH-g-sq-v-5-d
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
836
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2.24%,   2: 10.2%,   3: 31.5%,   4: 48.9%,   5: 7.11%   (total 99.95%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.48 5.99
SD:
0.85 1.79

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Log(net assets) Total wealth Log(net debts), Log(net housing debts), Log(net business debts) Debts