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Table 1 Descriptive statistics

From: Fat spouses and hours of work: are body and Pareto weights correlated?

  Mean SD
Hours wife 1857.09 545.62
Hours husband 2361.24 512.81
BMI wife 24.68 4.38
BMI husband 27.69 3.82
Non-labor income 9224.45 34610.09
Hourly wage wife 19.61 13.15
Hourly wage husband 26.62 31.61
Age wife 38.53 5.91
Age husband 40.26 6.05
Education wife 13.97 2.07
Education husband 13.81 2.15
Good health wife 0.98 0.15
Good health husband 0.97 0.18
Recent pregnancy 0.10 0.30
Number of children 1.42 1.03
Sedentary job wife 0.86 0.34
Sedentary job husband 0.58 0.49
BMI wife/BMI husband 0.90 0.17
Food expenditure ratioa 0.70 0.17
N 2,043  
  1. Note: All Tables use PSID data, 1999–2007. Men aged 28–50 and working more than 1000 hours per year, women aged 26–48 working more than 750 hours per year, both earning more than $5 per hour and non-disabled. Marital duration of at least 4 years. Sampling weights are used.
  2. aFor food ratio N=2,025.