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Chinese Happiness Index and Its Influencing Factors Analysis
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Economics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In recent decades, economists are gradually showing their interests in the study of happiness. They even put forward some challenges to the traditional theories. In contrast, studies on Chinese happiness problem are not enough in terms of breadth and depth. 

This paper used the data provided by China General Social Survey to conduct an empirical analysis. The model author adopted is Ordered Discrete Choice model. In the empirical section, author analyzed the impact of income, macroeconomic variables, etc. 

Ultimately, based on the empirical results, author proposed some policy recommendations and further study suggestions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Examensarbete INDEK, 2012:19
Keyword [en]
Happiness, Influencing Factors, Ordered Discrete Choice Model, Easterlin Paradox, Policy Recommendation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93688OAI: diva2:517428
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-05-03 Created: 2012-04-23 Last updated: 2012-05-03Bibliographically approved

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