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Table 6 Divorce hazard ratios for first marriages—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 1.142** (0.067) 1.227*** (0.070) 1.121* (0.068) 1.232*** (0.071) 1.129** (0.069) 1.215*** (0.069) 0.378
Conscientiousness 1.079 (0.067) 0.837*** (0.052) 1.075 (0.067) 0.831*** (0.052) 1.073 (0.068) 0.828*** (0.051) 0.004
Extraversion 1.068 (0.060) 1.159** (0.079) 1.035 (0.058) 1.132* (0.076) 1.003 (0.056) 1.127* (0.075) 0.185
Agreeableness 0.925 (0.050) 0.996 (0.070) 0.946 (0.052) 1.006 (0.072) 0.950 (0.052) 1.015 (0.072) 0.464
Neuroticism 1.106* (0.059) 1.010 (0.056) 1.122** (0.058) 1.000 (0.056) 1.121** (0.057) 1.011 (0.055) 0.165
Risk Aversion    0.826*** (0.046) 0.918 (0.059) 0.852*** (0.050) 0.951 (0.063) 0.876
Years of Education    1.000 (0.022) 0.956* (0.023) 0.975 (0.023) 0.939** (0.023) 0.876
German Ethnicity      1.787** (0.448) 2.401*** (0.747) 0.481
East Germany      0.834 (0.127) 0.964 (0.150) 0.508
Religious Affiliation      0.529*** (0.060) 0.540*** (0.068) 0.903
Observations 3362 3044 3362 3044 3362 3044  
  1. Cox proportional hazard model—Hazard ratios.
  2. Note: Numbers in ( ) are robust standard errors. Model also includes age at first marriage and year of marriage.
  3. * = p < 0.1, ** = p < 0.05, *** = p < 0.01.