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Studies

Tran et al. (2018): study VN 2011

Publication

Author(s):
Tran, T.Q.; Nguyen, C.V.; Vu, H.
Title:
Economic Inequality and Happiness: A quantitative study among the elderly in Rural Vietnam
Source:
Journal of Happiness Studies, 2018, Vol. 19, 781 - 799

Investigation

Public:
50+ aged, rural Vietnam, 2011
Survey name:
VN-National Aging Survey 2011
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 2887
Non Response:
10%
Assessment:

not reported

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

Overall, how satisfied are you with your present life.......?
Please choose from this card that is closest to your feeling.
5  very satisfied
4  fairly satisfied
3  neither satisfied nor dissatisfied
2  fairly dissatisfied
1  very dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-v-5-a
Author's label:
Happiness
Page in publication:
7
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 1.77%,   2: 9.6%,   3: 23.4%,   4: 53.7%,   5: 11.6%   (total 100.07%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.64 6.11
SD:
0.87 1.60

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Age Current age (in years) Gender Current gender Ethnicity Ethnic status in Vietnam Farmer Being a farmer Education Level of school-education Family status - Living with children/grandchildren Children in the household
Living with children
Social activities Current participation in voluntary associations
Current memberships
Religion/religiosity Participation in church
Religious (vs not)
Health status Global health self-rating Household income Household income Relative income Relative income Location of residence Region in Vietnam Expenditure level Consumption in region Summed residential and indiviidual characteristics Expenditure inequality Inequality in expenditure in vinicity Family status - Widowed Widowed