Felt-suffering and its social variations in China

Bian, Yanjie ; Shen, Jing

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9670-5_15
Document Type: Book chapter
Year of publication: 2015
Book title: World suffering and quality for life
The title of a journal, publication series: Social indicators research series
Volume: 56
Page range: 187-202
Publisher: Anderson, Ronald E.
Place of publication: Dordrecht [u.a.]
Publishing house: Springer
ISBN: 978-94-017-9669-9 ; 978-94-017-9670-5
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department A
Subject: 300 Social sciences, sociology, anthropology
Abstract: This chapter provides an analysis of the Chinese General Social Surveys of 2005 and 2010 with a focus on “felt-suffering” as measured by poor health, physical suffering, and mental suffering. All three of these measures increased from 2005 to 2010. During the five-year span, worsening living conditions for older people, lower-status people, and those who lived in less-developed regions were the main factors for the increase in poor health. Enlarged socioeconomic inequalities were the leading cause to the increase in physical and mental suffering. The effects of gender, education, and social disconnection on felt-suffering are persistently strong in both 2005 and 2010.

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