Happiness and Job Satisfaction in Urban China: A Comparative Study of Two Generations of Migrants and Urban Locals
AbstractThis study investigates determinants of happiness and job satisfaction of urban locals, first-generation migrants and new-generation migrants in China's urban workforce. We present evidence to suggest that new-generation migrants are less satisfied with their jobs and lives than first-generation migrants, despite having higher income. This finding is consistent with aspirations rising faster than income in China's fast growing urban economy.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 08-13.
Length: 9 pages
Date of creation: May 2013
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Postal: Department of Economics, Monash University, Victoria 3800, Australia
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