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Table 4 The probability of marriage by age 35: old cohorts

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 −0.018* (0.010) −0.026 (0.018) −0.005 (0.010) −0.021 (0.019) −0.003 (0.010) −0.020 (0.019) 0.428
Conscientiousness 0.012 (0.012) 0.046*** (0.015) 0.008 (0.012) 0.042*** (0.016) 0.007 (0.011) 0.041** (0.016) 0.080
Extraversion 0.039** (0.016) 0.032* (0.017) 0.035** (0.015) 0.026* (0.016) 0.032** (0.014) 0.028* (0.016) 0.851
Agreeableness 0.017 (0.011) −0.049*** (0.016) 0.018* (0.010) −0.048*** (0.017) 0.018* (0.010) −0.049*** (0.016) 0.000
Neuroticism 0.015 (0.010) 0.008 (0.017) 0.011 (0.010) 0.006 (0.017) 0.011 (0.009) 0.004 (0.017) 0.716
Risk Aversion    0.003 (0.012) −0.004 (0.017) 0.002 (0.011) −0.007 (0.017) 0.657
Years of Education    −0.016*** (0.004) −0.011* (0.006) −0.015*** (0.004) −0.010 (0.006) 0.488
German Ethnicityd      −0.076*** (0.014) −0.095* (0.054) 0.733
East Germanyd      0.047** (0.018) 0.095*** (0.034) 0.212
Religious Affiliationd      −0.012 (0.020) 0.068* (0.036) 0.052
Observations 1830 1735 1830 1735 1830 1735  
  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.