Document Type


Publication Date

November 2016

Publication Title

47th Decision Sciences Institute Annual Meeting


Human Capital, Subjective Well Being, Migrant Work Forces, Developing Countries


Economics | International Economics | Labor Economics


Organizational labor forces in countries that include China, the OECD and U.S. continue to be increasingly composed of workers who migrate across country regions or from other countries. Since their children will enter the next generation of labor forces, it is increasingly relevant to assess the educational experience of these children. Background studies of both children and adults indicate the importance of assessing subjective well-being (SW-B) to overall health and human capital. This study reports results of an initial assessment of SW-B in children of migrantfamily in an urban center of China across school type, grade and gender differences.