Happiness and job satisfaction in urban China: A comparative study of two generations of migrants and urban locals
Haining Wang and
Russell Smyth ()
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Haining Wang: Macquarie University, Australia; Shandong University, China
Urban Studies, 2014, vol. 51, issue 10, 2160-2184
This study investigates determinants of happiness and job satisfaction of urban locals, first-generation migrants and new-generation migrants in Chinaâ€™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 Chinaâ€™s fast-growing urban economy.
Keywords: China; migrants; subjective wellbeing (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: Happiness and Job Satisfaction in Urban China: A Comparative Study of Two Generations of Migrants and Urban Locals (2013)
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