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Zhang & Liu (2007): study CN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Zhang, W.; Liu, G.
Title:
Childlessness, Psychlogical Well-being and Life Satisfaction among the Elderly in China
Source:
Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 2007, 22:185-203

Investigation

Public:
65+ aged, China, 2002
Survey name:
CN-Chinese Longitudinal Healthy Longevity
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 13447
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Selfreport on single question:

How do you rate your life at present?
1  bad or very bad
2  fair
3  good
4  very good
Classification:
O-QOL-c-sq-v-4-b
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Page in publication:
190
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 7.1%,   2: 32.5%,   3: 46.3%,   4: 14.1%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 4 On range 0-10
Mean:
2.67
SD:
0.80

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Childless Ever had children (vs not) Sex composition of children Gender of children Age Current age (in years) Male vs female (reference) Sex (male vs female) Education level Level of school-education Current residence Rural vs urban dwelling Co-residence Household members
Living alone or not
Living in an old age home
Having pension Pension Getting adequate medical services Satisfaction with health-services