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ERIC Number: EJ960549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Perceived Social Policy Fairness and Subjective Wellbeing: Evidence from China
Sun, Feng; Xiao, Jing Jian
Social Indicators Research, v107 n1 p171-186 May 2012
This study examined the relationship between perceived fairness of social policies and subjective well-being. Two types of policies examined were related to income distribution and social security. Subjective well-being was measured by work and life satisfaction. In addition, subjective well-beings between different income, age, and education groups in the context of perceived social justice were compared. With data from a random telephone survey conducted in Beijing, China among 2,113 respondents, findings from structural equation modeling indicate perceived fairness of social security and income distribution policies are positively associated with subjective well-being. After controlling for income, age, and education, the effect of income distribution fairness on work satisfaction was still positive and significant but had decreased in intensity, while the effect size on life satisfaction had changed little. Effects of social security fairness on both life and work satisfaction were still significant but had changed in different directions after adding demographic variables, in which the effect on life satisfaction had increased, while the effect on work satisfaction had decreased in size.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)