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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:
Selfreport 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
Frequencies
1: 0%,   2: 0%,   3: 0%,   4: 0%,   5: 0%
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 Ownership of current dwelling
Housing
Durable goods consumption Durables Social welfare benefits Amount of current support received
Welfare
Perceived overall social status Subjective social rank Perceived change in socioeconomic status Change in socio-economic status Gini index Income inequality in nation