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Scheffel & Zhang (2016): study CN 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Scheffel, J; Zhang, Y
Title:
How Does Internal Migration Affect the Emotional Health of Elderly Parents Left-Behind?
Source:
Conference paper, 2016, Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik: Demographischer Wandel - Session: Mental and Physical Health, No. E09-V2

Investigation

Public:
Elderly left behind after migration, China, 2011-2013
Survey name:
China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study (CHARLS)
Sample:
Probability area sample
Respondents:
N = 6041
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single questions:

"Please tell me how often you have felt this way during the past week...?"
I was happy
0  rarely or none of the time
1  some or a little of the time
2  occasionally or a moderate amount of time
3  most of the time

Item in CES-D (Center for Epidemiologic Studies of Depression) Scale
Classification:
M-TH-cw-sq-v-4-a
Author's label:
Being happy
Remarks:
60,8 % happy
Page in publication:
28

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migrant Child migration of intimates yes/no Parent: Aged [70; 80] Age difference among elderly Parent: Aged above 80 Age difference among elderly Parent: male Sex (male vs female) Parent: Widowed Widowed Parent: ADL limitation Degree of restriction Parent: IADL limitation Degree of restriction Parent: Number of children Parent: Health status Self-perceived health Child: Age Age of children Child: Illiterate Literacy Child: Above high school Level of school-education Child: Male Sex (male vs female) Child: Married Married state (compared to non-married states) Number of migrant children Leaving home of children (empty nest) % of migrant children Leaving home of children (empty nest)