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Table 5 The probability of marriage by age 35: young 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 −0.073*** (0.017) −0.044** (0.020) −0.061*** (0.017) −0.035* (0.021) −0.063*** (0.017) −0.034 (0.021) 0.283
Conscientiousness 0.056*** (0.015) 0.062*** (0.019) 0.052*** (0.015) 0.056*** (0.019) 0.049*** (0.014) 0.055*** (0.019) 0.799
Extraversion 0.032* (0.017) 0.001 (0.021) 0.035** (0.017) −0.004 (0.022) 0.039** (0.016) −0.006 (0.022) 0.098
Agreeableness 0.026* (0.015) −0.013 (0.019) 0.023 (0.015) −0.010 (0.020) 0.022 (0.014) −0.009 (0.020) 0.204
Neuroticism 0.026* (0.015) −0.016 (0.020) 0.016 (0.015) −0.027 (0.021) 0.016 (0.015) −0.029 (0.020) 0.072
Risk Aversion    0.029** (0.014) 0.012 (0.019) 0.027* (0.014) 0.005 (0.018) 0.335
Years of Education    −0.019*** (0.006) −0.020*** (0.007) −0.017*** (0.005) −0.018** (0.007) 0.907
German Ethnicityd      −0.136*** (0.029) −0.191*** (0.055) 0.376
East Germanyd      0.012 (0.043) 0.107** (0.050) 0.150
Religious Affiliationd      0.059* (0.033) 0.099** (0.043) 0.461
Observations 1812 1734 1812 1734 1812 1734  
  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.