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Table 3 The probability of marriage by age 35: full sample

From: Personality and marital surplus

  Women Men Women Men Women Men βm≠ βf
  1 2 3 4 5 6 (p-value)
“Big 5” Personality Traits        
Openness to Experience −0.044*** (0.010) −0.034** (0.014) −0.032*** (0.010) −0.027* (0.015) −0.032*** (0.010) −0.025* (0.014) 0.684
Conscientiousness 0.031*** (0.010) 0.055*** (0.013) 0.027*** (0.010) 0.050*** (0.013) 0.026*** (0.009) 0.050*** (0.013) 0.129
Extraversion 0.037*** (0.013) 0.015 (0.014) 0.037*** (0.013) 0.010 (0.014) 0.037*** (0.012) 0.009 (0.014) 0.045
Agreeableness 0.021** (0.009) −0.030** (0.013) 0.020** (0.009) −0.028** (0.013) 0.019** (0.009) −0.029** (0.014) 0.004
Neuroticism 0.020** (0.009) −0.003 (0.013) 0.012 (0.009) −0.009 (0.014) 0.019** (0.009) −0.011 (0.014) 0.071
Risk Aversion    0.014 (0.009) 0.005 (0.013) 0.012 (0.009) 0.000 (0.013) 0.448
Years of Education    −0.017*** (0.004) −0.015*** (0.005) −0.016*** (0.004) −0.013*** (0.005) 0.639
German Ethnicityd      −0.103*** (0.016) −0.138*** (0.039) 0.406
East Germanyd      0.034 (0.022) 0.101*** (0.031) 0.078
Religious Affiliationd      0.022 (0.019) 0.085*** (0.029) 0.069
Observations 3642 3469 3642 3469 3642 3469  
  1. Probit Model—Average Marginal Effects.
  2. Note: Numbers in ( ) are robust standard errors. Model also includes age in 2005.
  3. d: marginal effect for discrete change of dummy variable from 0 to 1.
  4. * = p < 0.1, ** = p < 0.05, *** = p < 0.01.