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Table 3 Three basic social factors and subjective well-being, N = 9102

From: Economic growth and subjective well-being: analyzing the formative mechanism of Easterlin Paradox

Variable Model 1 Model 2 Model 3 Model4 Model5
Micro-level variables
 Intercept 4.025*** 3.851*** 4.003*** 3.634*** 3.470***
 Education .020*** .028*** .019*** .019*** .028***
 Income (log) .018*** .029*** .018*** .018*** .029***
 High quality entertainment .023+ .023+ .019 .023+ .010
 Expenditure on entertainment (log) .023*** .024*** .031*** .023*** .026***
Social inequality variables
 Gini coefficient − .100 − .099 −.092 − .041 − .070
Macro-level variables
 GDP per capita .018+ .058** .009+ .083** .134***
Interaction terms      
 Education* GDP per capita   − .003*    − .003*
 Income* GDP per capita   − .003*    − .003*
 High entertainment* GDP per capita   .001   .000
 Exp. on cultural entertainment* GDP per capita    .002   .001
 Gini coefficient* GDP per capita     − .184** − .190**
Control variables
 Sex .094*** .097*** .094*** .094*** .097***
 Age − .039*** − .039*** − .039*** − .039*** − .039***
 Age squared/100 .001*** .001*** .001*** .001*** .000***
 Marital status .264*** .262*** .264*** .264*** .262***
 Religious belief .024 .025 .024 .025 .025
 Ethnicity − .068+ − 0.070+ − .067+ − .066+ − .070+
 Party membership .122*** .125*** .121*** .121*** .124***
Hukou status − .066* − .072* − .068* − .067* − .073*
  1. Notes: +p < 0.1, *p < −.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001