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Studies

Wang et al. (2015): study CN 2010 /3

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:
Adult general public, China, 2010-2012
Survey name:
CN-CFPS 2010 + 2012
Sample:
Probability multistage stratified area sample
Respondents:
N = 68047
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face
Assumed.

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:
Satisfaction
Remarks:
Average 2010 and 2012 M= (3.48+3.31)/2= 3.40.
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:
3.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Year Trend in general public Share of income consumed Relative to income Total consumption Absolute level Expenditures on food Food Dress Clothing Housing Housing Necessities Necessities Medical treatment and fitness Health Transportation and communication Transport
Communication
Education and entertaiment Education
Leisure
Transfers UNCLASSIFIED Welfare UNCLASSIFIED Mortage Housing
Debts