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Reference: John Knight, Lina Song and Ramani Gunatilaka, (2009). Subjective Well-being and its Determinants in Rural China. China Economic Review, 20 (4), 635 - 649.Citable link to this page:

 

Subjective Well-being and its Determinants in Rural China.

Abstract: A national household survey for 2002, containing a specially designed module onsubjective well-being, is used to estimate pioneering happiness functions in rural China. Thevariables predicted by economic theory to be important for happiness are relatively unimportant.The analysis suggests that we need to draw on psychology and sociology if we are to understand.Rural China is not a hotbed of dissatisfaction with life, possibly because most people are foundto confine their reference groups to the village. Relative income within the village and relativeincome over time, both in the past and expected in the future, are shown to influence happiness.‘Subjective well-being poverty’ functions are estimated, in which income and various proxies for‘capabilities’ and ‘functionings’ appear as arguments. Even amidst the poverty of rural China,social functionings, attitudes and expectations are important to subjective well-being.

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Host: China Economic Reviewsee more from them

Issue Date: 2009Identifiers

Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chieco.2008.09.003

Urn: uuid:d8e4819d-c120-4391-97f2-6f2b7e020871 Item Description

Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article;

Language: en

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Author: John Knight - - - Lina Song - - - Ramani Gunatilaka - - - - Bibliographic Details Host: China Economic Review see more from them

Source: https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:d8e4819d-c120-4391-97f2-6f2b7e020871



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