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Table 7 Robustness check: OLS estimates of linear probability models with data aggregated by state/year

From: Common law marriage and couple formation

  In couple Married Cohabiting
  Women Men Women Men Women Men
  1 2 3 4 5 6
CLM -0.017 -0.046 -0.022 -0.04 -0.002 -0.019
  [0.016] [0.016]*** [0.015] [0.015]*** [0.016] [0.014]
Year before repeal 0.009 0.016 -0.008 -0.01 0.021 0.03
  [0.022] [0.022] [0.020] [0.020] [0.022] [0.019]
Year of the repeal 0 -0.072 -0.015 -0.081 0.009 -0.013
  [0.020] [0.020]*** [0.018] [0.018]*** [0.020] [0.017]
One year after repeal -0.03 -0.038 -0.036 -0.041 -0.005 -0.007
  [0.020] [0.020]* [0.018]** [0.018]** [0.020] [0.017]
Two years after repeal -0.02 -0.027 -0.03 -0.022 0.002 -0.02
  [0.020] [0.020] [0.018] [0.018] [0.020] [0.017]
Three years after repeal 0.002 -0.024 -0.004 -0.02 -0.005 -0.021
  [0.020] [0.020] [0.018] [0.018] [0.020] [0.017]
Four years after repeal 0.011 0.001 0.007 0.001 -0.003 -0.008
  [0.020] [0.020] [0.018] [0.018] [0.020] [0.017]
Demographics included in the first stage, state characteristics, year & state fixed effects Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Observations 867 867 867 867 867 867
  1. Notes: To obtain these estimates, we first regress data on individual-level controls and collect residuals. Then we compute average residuals by year and state, and regress them on year and state fixed effect.
  2. *significant at 10%; **significant at 5%; ***significant at 1%.