(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Happiness and job satisfaction in urban China : a comparative study of two generations of migrants and urban locals

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

CHENG Z. (1) ; WANG H. (2) ; SMYTH R. (3) ;
(1) Univ. of Wollongong, Wollongong, AUSTRALIE
(2) Macquarie Univ., Sydney, AUSTRALIE
(3) Monash University, Melbourne, AUSTRALIE


This study investigates determinants of happiness and job satisfaction of urban locals, firstgeneration migrants and new-generation migrants in China’s urban workforce. It presents 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.


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no10 [pp. 2160-2184]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 8 tabl.



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