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Table 1 Summary statistics of key variables

From: Dissimilar occupations and marital stability

  Pooled One earners Two earners
Variable Mean S.D. Mean S.D. Mean S.D.
Distance bw Spouses' Occupations 'Abilities' File - - - - 0.123 0.050
Distance bw Spouses' Occupations 'Activities' File - - - - 0.196 0.071
Distance bw Spouses' Occupations 'Skills' File - - - - 0.159 0.067
Distance bw Spouses' Occupations 'Knowledge' File - - - - 0.270 0.093
|Age(Male)-Age(Female)| 3.488 3.541 3.648 3.781 3.447 3.477
Years Married (Imputed) 15.111 12.019 20.116 14.576 13.840 10.922
Age of Man When Married 29.270 8.917 29.153 10.006 29.300 8.621
Age of Woman When Married 27.082 8.241 26.913 9.073 27.125 8.018
Female is Older Than Male (=1) 0.202 0.401 0.215 0.411 0.199 0.399
Spouses are same religion (=1) 0.766 0.423 0.799 0.401 0.758 0.429
Husband is white 0.715 0.451 0.725 0.447 0.713 0.453
Husband is black 0.195 0.396 0.174 0.380 0.200 0.400
Wife is white 0.726 0.446 0.733 0.443 0.724 0.447
Wife is black 0.190 0.392 0.176 0.381 0.194 0.395
Spouses are same race (=1) 0.940 0.238 0.950 0.219 0.937 0.243
Head's Parents Intact (=1) 0.784 0.412 0.793 0.406 0.782 0.413
Years Education Head 13.396 2.625 13.168 2.901 13.454 2.548
Years Education Spouse 13.452 2.452 13.133 2.555 13.533 2.420
|Education(Head)-Education(Spouse)| 1.513 1.632 1.563 1.605 1.500 1.639
Product of HHs and Wife's Yrs Educ 184.180 57.460 177.896 62.081 185.777 56.130
Male Spouse's earnings in 1000s 50.261 102.447 54.941 169.437 49.072 76.637
Female Spouse's earnings in 1000s 23.650 24.963 7.357 24.370 27.790 23.372
Female Spouse earns more==1 0.270 0.444 0.228 0.420 0.281 0.449
City Pop. > = 500 k 0.140 0.347 0.132 0.338 0.142 0.349
100 k < City Pop. < 500 k 0.253 0.435 0.236 0.425 0.257 0.437
50 k < City Pop. < 100 k 0.114 0.317 0.110 0.314 0.114 0.318
25 k < City Pop. < 50 k 0.130 0.337 0.130 0.336 0.131 0.337
10 k < City Pop. < 25 k 0.171 0.377 0.199 0.400 0.164 0.370
1 Kid 0.219 0.414 0.166 0.373 0.233 0.423
2 Kids 0.239 0.426 0.230 0.421 0.241 0.428
3 Kids 0.082 0.274 0.077 0.267 0.083 0.276
4 Kids 0.024 0.152 0.044 0.206 0.018 0.134
5 or More Kids 0.007 0.086 0.012 0.107 0.006 0.080
Owns Home 0.821 0.384 0.818 0.386 0.821 0.383
Have Consumer or Student Debt (=1) 0.572 0.495 0.470 0.500 0.598 0.491
Contributed to IRA or Pvt. Annuity (=1) 0.207 0.405 0.190 0.392 0.212 0.409
Exactly one spouse smokes (=1) 0.182 0.386 0.195 0.397 0.179 0.383
Moved last year(=1) 0.267 0.442 0.215 0.411 0.280 0.449
Variance of Husband's Occupation Earnings - - - - 0.749 2.240
Variance of Wife's Occupation Earnings - - - - 0.592 1.521
Earnings Covariance (Pair of Occupations) - - - - 0.054 0.777
Head Married > Once (=1) 0.254 0.435 0.275 0.447 0.248 0.432
Spouses Employed Same Industry (=1) - - - - 0.114 0.317
Sample size 2606 535 2071
  1. The sample summarized in this table is the 2003 cross-section of the PSID.