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Zhang & Liu (2007): study CN 2002

Publication

Author(s):
Zhang, W.; Liu, G.
Title:
Childlessness, Psychological 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:
Self report 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) Sexe: male (vs female) Education level Level of school-education Current residence Rural dwelling (vs urban) Co-residence Living alone or not
Household members
Living in an old age home
Having pension Income from pension Getting adequate medical services Satisfaction with health-services