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Table 7 Divorce hazard ratios for first marriages—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 Trait        
Openness to Experience 1.190** (0.092) 1.271*** (0.090) 1.146* (0.088) 1.259*** (0.088) 1.184** (0.091) 1.238*** (0.087) 0.668
Conscientiousness 1.081 (0.083) 0.886 (0.071) 1.083 (0.083) 0.874* (0.068) 1.058 (0.080) 0.860* (0.068) 0.059
Extraversion 1.083 (0.082) 1.171** (0.088) 1.054 (0.080) 1.142* (0.084) 1.005 (0.075) 1.135* (0.084) 0.248
Agreeableness 0.859** (0.059) 0.981 (0.083) 0.873** (0.060) 0.999 (0.083) 0.873** (0.060) 1.025 (0.086) 0.147
Neuroticism 1.122* (0.074) 0.930 (0.064) 1.153** (0.074) 0.921 (0.063) 1.151** (0.071) 0.941 (0.065) 0.029
Risk Aversion    0.817*** (0.051) 0.859** (0.065) 0.855** (0.055) 0.880 (0.069) 0.777
Years of Education    1.042* (0.025) 0.944** (0.027) 1.002 (0.027) 0.930** (0.027) 0.059
German Ethnicity      1.732* (0.525) 2.056 (0.968) 0.769
East Germany      0.851 (0.162) 0.906 (0.169) 0.814
Religious Affiliation      0.454*** (0.061) 0.489*** (0.072) 0.711
Observations 1757 1622 1757 1622 1757 1622  
  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.