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Table 10 BMI and log hours of work: OLS estimates for all men and women (including those without sibling)

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

  White White Black Black Hispanic Hispanic
Panel A: OLS results for single women
 BMI 0.00352*** (2.965) 0.00496*** (4.341) 0.00168 (1.445) 0.00205* (1.799) −0.00254 (−1.257) −0.00227 (−1.193)
 Control for wage No Yes No Yes No Yes
 Observations 13,201 13,201 9327 9327 4304 4304
Panel B: OLS results for married women
 BMI 0.00444*** (2.842) 0.00477*** (3.188) −0.00141 (−0.600) 0.000310 (0.142) 0.00116 (0.435) 0.00202 (0.785)
 Control for wage No Yes No Yes No Yes
 Observations 10,093 10,093 2208 2208 2246 2246
Panel C: OLS results for single men
 BMI 0.00450*** (3.439) 0.00441*** (3.487) 0.00558*** (3.148) 0.00461*** (2.602) 0.000663 (0.363) 0.00104 (0.587)
 Control for wage No Yes No Yes No Yes
 Observations 17,531 17,531 9128 9128 5545 5545
Panel D: OLS results for married men
 BMI 0.00143 (0.991) 0.00165 (1.137) 0.00482 (1.532) 0.00517* (1.668) −0.000611 (−0.249) −0.000250 (−0.103)
 Control for wage No Yes No Yes No Yes
 Observations 8693 8693 1983 1983 2075 2075
  1. Note 1: Control variables include for work experience (quadratic), educational categories, dummies for whether the respondent believes in traditional gender roles, whether the respondent has any children, if the youngest child is below six, region of residence, age, and year. For married samples, additional controls include spouse’s age, educational categories, and annual income. Note 2: Robust t-statistics in parentheses (clustered at the individual level)
  2. *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, and * p < 0.10