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Table 1 Summary statistics for women

From: Marriage markets as explanation for why heavier people work more hours

  Single Married
  White Black Hispanic White Black Hispanic
Panel A: baseline variables and samples
 Annual hours worked 1623.95 (756.73) 1667.31 (796.62) 1597.39 (723.32) 1760.78 (679.53) 1926.17 (691.56) 1794.69 (655.46)
 Hourly wage 10.61 (5.44) 9.79 (4.79) 10.44 (5.15) 14.33 (6.90) 13.23 (5.96) 13.09 (6.56)
 BMI 23.85 (5.33) 27.54 (6.82) 25.41 (5.72) 25.08 (5.41) 28.58 (6.28) 27.45 (5.36)
 Underweight 0.06 (0.24) 0.03 (0.17) 0.04 (0.19) 0.03 (0.18) 0.01 (0.12) 0.01 (0.10)
 Healthy weight 0.66 (0.47) 0.41 (0.49) 0.54 (0.50) 0.57 (0.50) 0.29 (0.46) 0.36 (0.48)
 Overweight 0.16 (0.36) 0.26 (0.44) 0.25 (0.43) 0.24 (0.42) 0.35 (0.48) 0.36 (0.48)
 Obese 0.13 (0.33) 0.30 (0.46) 0.17 (0.38) 0.16 (0.37) 0.34 (0.47) 0.28 (0.45)
 Sibling BMI 24.37 (4.81) 27.10 (6.21) 26.38 (5.63) 26.05 (5.29) 26.60 (5.00) 27.53 (4.96)
 % enrolled 0.35 (0.48) 0.20 (0.40) 0.30 (0.46) 0.05 (0.22) 0.06 (0.24) 0.07 (0.25)
 Work experience (in years)a 6.91 (4.34) 8.57 (5.52) 7.14 (4.91) 13.76 (5.51) 13.52 (5.39) 13.37 (5.51)
 Age (in years) 24.16 (6.12) 28.56 (8.80) 24.95 (7.22) 34.80 (8.59) 36.11 (8.25) 35.02 (8.54)
 Education (in years) 13.73 (2.20) 13.06 (2.01) 12.92 (2.10) 14.15 (2.39) 13.93 (2.13) 13.25 (2.42)
 % with children 0.07 (0.26) 0.47 (0.50) 0.19 (0.39) 0.74 (0.44) 0.81 (0.39) 0.80 (0.40)
 % with children below six 0.05 (0.22) 0.24 (0.43) 0.12 (0.32) 0.29 (0.45) 0.28 (0.45) 0.31 (0.46)
 Spouse’s age (in years)     36.80 (9.09) 37.80 (8.69) 36.93 (9.13)
 Spouse’s education (in years)     13.80 (2.51) 13.48 (3.95) 12.58 (2.91)
 Spouses’ income (in $10,000)     5.70 (9.81) 4.00 (5.00) 5.27 (11.06)
 # of observations 6469 4671 2020 5239 1210 1061
Panel B: variables that are not consistent across surveys and/or not available in all rounds
 Employer offers health insurance 0.59 (0.49) 0.65 (0.47) 0.58 (0.49) 0.80 (0.40) 0.84 (0.36) 0.79 (0.40)
 # of observations 5453 4210 1793 4764 1173 986
 Traditional_NLSY79 0.09 (0.29) 0.06 (0.23) 0.06 (0.24) 0.08 (0.27) 0.10 (0.29) 0.10 (0.30)
 Health_Limitation_NLSY79 0.04 (0.27) 0.04 (0.30) 0.01 (0.33) 0.03 (0.31) 0.05 (0.25) 0.01 (0.27)
 # of observations 3822 3248 1004 4986 1166 972
 Traditional_NLSY97 0.23 (0.42) 0.64 (0.48) 0.40 (0.49) 0.26 (0.44) 0.68 (0.47) 0.46 (0.50)
 Bad_Health_NLSY97 0.05 (0.21) 0.14 (0.35) 0.09 (0.28) 0.04 (0.20) 0.23 (0.42) 0.06 (0.23)
 # of observations 2647 1423 1016 253 44 89
 % chance of marriage (NLSY97) 54.9 (30.2) 50.3 (36.1) 52.9 (31.8)    
 # of observations 1241 604 381    
  1. aWork experience is defined as number of years with non-zero hours of work