Findings on happiness in Knight et al. (2009): study CN 2002

Author(s)Knight, J.B.; Gunatilaka, R.; Song, L.
TitleSubjective Well-Being and its Determinants in Rural China.
SourceChina Economic Review, 2009, Vol. 20, 635 - 649
PublicAdult general public, rural areas, China, 2002
 Age range of the respondents is not reported.
Survey nameCN-National Household Survey China
SampleSelection from general population sample
 The sample covers 22 provinces; within each province are on average 5.5 counties sampled; within each county are on average 7.9 villages sampled
Respondents N =9200
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: How happy are you with life in general? 5 very happy 4 fairly happy 3 so-so 2 unhappy 1 very unhappy
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication637
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.861.80

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Subject description
Net wealth ('000 Yuan)P12ab01Total wealth