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Table 13 Effect of weight on employment probability: OLS and IV results for men and women with sibling

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

  Single Married
  White Black Hispanic White Black Hispanic
Panel A: OLS estimates for women
 BMI 0.00265*** (2.907) 6.95e−05 (0.0665) 0.000702 (0.423) 0.00123 (0.910) −0.00195 (−0.895) −0.00353 (−1.143)
Panel B: IV estimates for women
 BMI 0.00215 (0.737) 0.00330 (0.779) −0.00408 (−0.678) 0.0145** (2.410) −0.00439 (−0.490) 0.00351 (0.361)
 Observations 8248 7623 2933 6965 1535 1410
Panel C: OLS estimates for men
 BMI −0.000240 (−0.259) 0.00368*** (2.728) 0.000806 (0.533) −0.000133 (−0.131) −2.14e−05 (−0.00715) −0.00228 (−1.146)
Panel D: IV estimates for men
 BMI −0.00769* (−1.767) 0.00169 (0.322) −0.0101* (−1.715) −0.00367 (−0.660) 0.000727 (0.141) −0.0156** (−2.404)
 Observations 11,460 7932 4298 5219 1327 1243
  1. Note 1: Control variables include 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, yearly age dummies, region of residence dummies, and year dummies. For married sample, additional controls include spouse’s age, educational categories, and annual income. Note 2: t-stats reported are based on standard errors clustered at the individual level
  2. *** p < 0.01, ** p < 0.05, and * p < 0.10