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Income Variables (China): Home

Income variables in non-income China surveys.

Selected questions about Income in China in non-income related surveys

While there are entire surveys about income and employment in China, the chart shows income-related questions from surveys that are either more general or that have a different topic focus.

  China Health & Nutrition Survey 1989* China Health & Nutrition Survey 2006* China Housing Survey 1993 Chinese General Social Survey 2003 4-County Study, 1990 State and Life Chances in Urban China, 1949-1994 World Values Survey**
Typical daily wage x            
Monthly wage           x  
Personal income         x x  
Family income             all years
Payment for finished piece x            
Money received for collective farm work x            
Fuel subsidy x x          
Salary x   x        
Cash income from rent x x          
Income from retirement pension x x          
Income from poverty or disability subsidy x x          
Money from family x x     x    
Household income from farm   x          
One-child subsidy   x          
Paid regular wage   x          
Average monthly wage   x          
Receive bonus last year   x          
Value of bonus   x       x  
Cash income last year   x x x      
Non-cash income last year   x          
Latest salary raise     x        
Uses for extra money         x    
Views on thrift, saving money, household financial situation             all years
Views on income inequality             all years
Gender role              all years
Family save money?             1995, 2001, 2007, 2012

*China Health and Nutrition Survey dates: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2018. Files include wages, occupations, household businesses, subsidies and other income.

**World Values Survey: Wave 1(1981-1984), Wave 2(1990-1994), Wave 3(1995-1998), Wave 4(1999-2004), Wave 5(2005-2009), Wave 6(2010-2014) and longitudinal data available. Each wave includes income/wage-related questions; use the WVS Online Data Analysis tool to explore. China was included in: 1990, 1995, 2001, 2007, and 2012.