Findings on happiness in Easterlin et al. (2012): study CN 2010 /1

Author(s)Easterlin, R.A.; Morgan, R.; Switek, M.; Wang, F.
TitleChina's Life Satisfaction, 1990 - 2010.
SourcePNAS, 2012, Vol. 109, 9775 - 9780
Public18+ aged, general public, China, 2010
Survey namePEW Survey 2010
SampleProbability simple random sample
Respondents N =3000
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Here is ladder representing the 'ladder of life'. Let's suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you; and the bottom, the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 10 best possible 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 worst possible life This question was followed (not preceded) by items on life 5 years ago and 5 years from now.
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nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
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