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Subjective well-being among preadolescents - Evidence from urban China

  • Carlsson, Fredrik

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Lampi, Elina

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

  • Li, Wanxin

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    (Dept of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong)

  • Martinsson, Peter

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    (Department of Economics, School of Business, Economics and Law, Göteborg University)

We examine what factors are correlated with subjective well-being among Chinese preadolescents. In particular, we investigate whether preadolescents’ subjective well-being is correlated with their parents’ subjective well-being. Interestingly, we find that the factors that affect parents’ subjective well-being do not influence their preadolescents’ subjective well-being, nor is there a significant correlation between the preadolescents’ subjective well-being and the well-being of their parents. Instead, we find that factors such as number of close friends, not being bullied, and spending time and conversing with parents are positively correlated with preadolescents´ subjective well-being. Another interesting finding is that preadolescents´ well-being does not seem to be correlated with their school performance.

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Paper provided by University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers in Economics with number 500.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: 18 May 2011
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Publication status: Published as Carlsson, Fredrik, Elina Lampi, Wanxin Li and Peter Martinsson, 'Subjective well-being among preadolescents - Evidence from urban China' in Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 2014, pages 11-18.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:gunwpe:0500
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