Findings on happiness in Cheng et al. (2014a): study CN 2011

Author(s)Cheng, Z.; King, S.; Smyth, R.
TitleHousing Property Rights and Subjective Wellbeing in Urban China.
SourceMonash University Discussion Paper, 2013, No 44, 1 - 24
PublicAdults, urban areas, age range not reported, China, 2011
Survey nameCHINA China Household Finance Survey (CHFS) 2011
SampleProbability multistage stratified area sample
 All regions, except Xinjiang, Tibet and Inner Mongolia
Respondents N =5229
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelf report on single question: How satisfied are you with your life as a whole? 1 very dissatisfied 2 dissatisfied 3 neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 4 satisfied 5 very satisfied
Author's labelLife satisfaction
Page in publication6-7
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 1 - 5On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation0.812.03

Scores in12345

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Age and age squaredshow  Current age (in years)
CCP party membershow  Membership of political organizations
Homeowners vs. non-homeownersshow  House owned or rented
Household sizeshow  Number of persons in household
Income(ln)show  Current income level (unspecified)
Married vs. not marriedshow  Married state (compared to non-married states)
No. of social security schemes participatedshow  Insurances
Schoolingshow  Years schooling
Urban vs. ruralshow  Rural vs urban dwelling