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Studies

Zhao (2012): study CN 2003

Publication

Author(s):
Zhao, W.
Title:
Economic Inequality, Status Perceptions, and Subjective Well-being in China’s Transitional Economy.
Source:
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 2012, Vol. 30, 433 - 450

Investigation

Public:
18-60 general public, urban China, 2003
Survey name:
CN-GSS 2003
Sample:
Non-probability purposive-expert sample
Respondents:
N = 3431
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

In general, how do you feel in terms of happiness in your current life?
1  very unhappy
2  unhappy
3  moderate
4  happy
5  very happy
Classification:
O-HL-c-sq-v-5-i
Author's label:
Subjective well-being
Page in publication:
440
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 5 On range 0-10
Mean:
3.29 -
SD:
0.79 -

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Personal income Personal income Housing value Expenditures on: Housing
Ownership of current dwelling
Durable goods consumption Expenditures on: Durables Social welfare benefits Income from social security
Amount of current support received
Perceived overall social status Subjective social rank Perceived change in socioeconomic status Change in socio-economic status Gini index Income inequality in nation