Findings on happiness in Knight & Gunatilaka (2014a): study CN 2002

Publication
Author(s)Knight, J.B.; Gunatilaka, R.
TitleMemory and Anticipation: New Empirical Support for an Old Theory of the Utility Function.
SourceOxford Department of Economics Discussion Paper Series, 2014, Nr. 721, UK
URLhttp://www.econbiz.de/Record/memory-and-anticipation-new-empirical-support-for-an-old-theory-of-the-utility-function-knight-john/10010402988
Investigation
PublicAdult general public, rural areas, China, 2002
 Age range of respondents 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 =9500
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question In general, how happy would you say you are? 1 very unhappy 2 unhappy 3 so-so 4 happy 5 very happy
ClassificationO-HL-g-sq-v-5-i
Author's labelHappiness
Page in publication9
Finding used in
nation ranks
Yes
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Mean2.68
Standard deviation0.86


Correlational findings

Author's labelSubject Code
Finding
Subject description
Age and age squaredA04abCurrent age (in years)
Gender (male)G01aaSex (male vs female)
Log of financial assetsP12ab05Savings
Log of household debtP12ab03Debts
Marital statusM02MARRIAGE: CURRENT MARITAL STATUS