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Studies

Wang et al. (2013): study CN 2008

Publication

Author(s):
Wang, H.; Cheng, Z.; Smyth, R.
Title:
Happiness and Job Satisfaction in Urban China: A Comparative Study of Two Generations of Migrants and Urban Locals.
Source:
Discussion Paper No. 08-13, 2013, Monash University, Department of Economics, USA

Investigation

Public:
19+ aged, general public, China, 2008
Survey name:
CN-GSS
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 5395
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question

Generally speaking, how do you personally feel about your life?
1 very unhappy
2 unhappy
3 so-so
4 happy
5 very happy
Classification:
O-HL-u-sq-v-5-h
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
Own computation
Page in publication:
2
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:
3.70

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Migrants Ever moved or not
Time since last move
Gender Sex (male vs female) Age and age squared Current age (in years) Years of education Years schooling Single (vs married) Married vs never married Divorced (vs married) Married vs divorced Health status Self-perceived health Having children Living with children
Ever had children (vs not)
Hourly income Personal income Region in China Region in China Living space Surface of house Social network Current number of friends Change of social class Change in socio-economic status Job satisfaction Satisfaction with work-as-a-whole