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Studies

Wang et al. (2015): study CN 2010

Publication

Author(s):
Wang, H.; Cheng, Z.; Smyth, R.
Title:
Does Consuming More Make You Happier? Evidence from Chinese Panel Data.
Source:
Monash DOE Working Paper, 2015, No. 29, 1 - 26

Investigation

Public:
18+ aged, general public, China, 2010-2012
Survey name:
CN-CFPS 2010 + 2012
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 61009
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Assessment in 2 waves: 2010 and 2012

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

Are you satisfied with your life?
1  very dissatisfied
2
3
4
5  very satisfied

Labels of intermediate response options not reported
Classification:
O-SLu-u-sq-v-5-j
Author's label:
Happiness
Remarks:
            Mean      S.d.
2010    3,48        1,04
2012    3,31        1,05
Page in publication:
4
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:
3.31
SD:
1.05

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Consumption expenditures Current consumption Specific consumption categories Expenditures on..
Health
Housing
Food
Relative consumption compared to others Relative level to others Consumption-income ratio Relative to income Gender Sex (male vs female) Urban/rural Rural vs urban dwelling Locals/migrants Ever moved or not