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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:
Self report 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
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.40

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Year Trend average happiness in China Share of income consumed Consumption: relative to income Total consumption Consumption: absolute level Expenditures on food Expenditures on: Food Dress Expenditures on: Clothing Housing Expenditures on: Housing Necessities Expenditures on: Necessities Medical treatment and fitness Expenditures on: Health Transportation and communication Expenditures on: Transport
Use of communication amenities
Education and entertaiment Expenditures on: Education
Expenditures on: Leisure
Transfers UNCLASSIFIED Welfare UNCLASSIFIED Mortage Expenditures on: Housing
Debts