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Table 8 Divorce hazard ratios for first marriages—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 1.100 (0.095) 1.172* (0.106) 1.099 (0.100) 1.182* (0.108) 1.094 (0.102) 1.151 (0.102) 0.693
Conscientiousness 1.070 (0.104) 0.788** (0.076) 1.056 (0.105) 0.786** (0.075) 1.071 (0.108) 0.801** (0.075) 0.040
Extraversion 1.041 (0.082) 1.164 (0.132) 0.997 (0.082) 1.160 (0.131) 0.985 (0.081) 1.147 (0.124) 0.274
Agreeableness 1.026 (0.083) 1.024 (0.124) 1.059 (0.088) 1.022 (0.130) 1.066 (0.088) 1.015 (0.128) 0.705
Neuroticism 1.078 (0.091) 1.141 (0.105) 1.078 (0.089) 1.130 (0.104) 1.084 (0.090) 1.121 (0.102) 0.786
Risk Aversion    0.828** (0.079) 1.024 (0.110) 0.845* (0.082) 1.067 (0.120) 0.127
Years of Education    0.939 (0.036) 0.979 (0.037) 0.930* (0.037) 0.958 (0.039) 0.602
German Ethnicity      1.668 (0.639) 3.185*** (1.213) 0.269
East Germany      0.780 (0.191) 1.095 (0.274) 0.346
Religious Affiliation      0.630** (0.117) 0.636** (0.144) 0.974
Observations 1605 1422 1605 1422 1605 1422  
  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.