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Table 3 Individual probability of being in couple as a function of CLM availability at different points in time

From: Common law marriage and couple formation

  State and time fixed effects State-specific time trends Only 3 transition states Only 3 transition states, state-specific time trends
  Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
CLM -0.021 -0.051 -0.028 -0.059 -0.031 -0.033 -0.033 -0.069
  [0.010]** [0.010]*** [0.020] [0.021]*** [0.020] [0.022] [0.021] [0.019]***
Year before repeal 0.028 0.035 0.028 0.032 0.004 0.037 0.027 0.033
  [0.011]** [0.016]** [0.016]* [0.012]*** [0.017] [0.019]* [0.014]* [0.009]***
Year of the repeal 0.015 -0.037 0.015 -0.04 -0.052 -0.019 0.011 -0.045
  [0.012] [0.014]*** [0.017] [0.018]** [0.018]*** [0.028] [0.016] [0.017]***
One year after repeal -0.031 -0.046 -0.032 -0.052 -0.096 -0.027 -0.033 -0.054
  [0.011]*** [0.018]** [0.014]** [0.023]** [0.016]*** [0.023] [0.014]** [0.021]**
Two years after repeal -0.046 -0.055 -0.039 -0.045 -0.095 -0.002 -0.037 -0.044
  [0.021]** [0.011]*** [0.017]** [0.015]*** [0.017]*** [0.027] [0.015]** [0.015]***
Three years after repeal 0.02 -0.005 0.028 0.003 -0.029 0.023 0.033 0.007
  [0.008]** [0.027] [0.010]*** [0.030] [0.016]* [0.034] [0.010]*** [0.031]
Four years after repeal 0.022 0 0.023 0.001 -0.02 0.026 0.03 0.008
  [0.017] [0.016] [0.016] [0.018] [0.016] [0.021] [0.017]* [0.020]
State characteristics Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Year dummies Yes Yes    Yes Yes   
State dummies Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
State-specific time trends    Yes Yes    Yes Yes
Observations 321917 292376 321917 292376 22175 19782 22175 19782
  1. Notes: This table shows estimates of the probit marginal effects from equation (1) estimated at the mean. Each column comes from a separate regression. All regressions include individual demographic characteristics and state fixed effects. Models 1 and 3 include state fixed effects. Models 2 and 4 include state-specific time trends.
  2. *significant at 10%; **significant at 5%; ***significant at 1%.