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Table 9 Summary statistics for men

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 1754.92 (807.86) 1705.95 (799.86) 1768.36 (761.72) 2304.59 (618.52) 2322.70 (647.16) 2238.50 (619.67)
 Hourly wage 11.67 (5.87) 9.97 (4.84) 11.12 (5.39) 18.30 (6.98) 16.22 (6.41) 17.58 (6.90)
 BMI 25.10 (4.45) 25.68 (4.70) 26.32 (5.15) 27.19 (4.33) 28.04 (4.35) 28.43 (5.08)
 Underweight 0.01 (0.12) 0.01 (0.11) 0.01 (0.11) 0.00 (0.05) 0.00 (0.03) 0.00 (0.04)
 Healthy weight 0.56 (0.50) 0.51 (0.50) 0.45 (0.50) 0.33 (0.47) 0.26 (0.44) 0.22 (0.41)
 Overweight 0.29 (0.46) 0.33 (0.47) 0.36 (0.48) 0.44 (0.50) 0.44 (0.50) 0.49 (0.50)
 Obese 0.13 (0.33) 0.15 (0.35) 0.18 (0.39) 0.23 (0.42) 0.30 (0.46) 0.29 (0.46)
 Sibling BMI 24.47 (4.73) 26.47 (5.76) 25.84 (5.27) 25.78 (4.96) 27.93 (5.59) 27.85 (5.58)
 % enrolled 0.27 (0.44) 0.14 (0.34) 0.21 (0.40) 0.05 (0.22) 0.03 (0.18) 0.05 (0.21)
 Work experience (in years) 7.54 (4.65) 8.11 (5.15) 7.24 (4.60) 14.61 (5.60) 14.78 (5.17) 14.56 (5.32)
 Age (in years) 24.87 (6.56) 27.16 (7.91) 24.98 (6.66) 35.53 (8.43) 37.22 (7.98) 35.85 (8.29)
 Education (in years) 13.24 (2.33) 12.24 (1.97) 12.50 (2.18) 13.99 (2.69) 13.73 (2.27) 12.84 (2.63)
 % with children 0.01 (0.09) 0.03 (0.17) 0.03 (0.16) 0.76 (0.43) 0.81 (0.39) 0.81 (0.40)
 % with children below six 0.01 (0.07) 0.01 (0.11) 0.01 (0.11) 0.31 (0.46) 0.29 (0.46) 0.31 (0.46)
 Spouse’s age (in years)     34.53 (8.75) 35.76 (8.10) 34.69 (8.76)
 Spouse’s education (in years)     13.83 (2.66) 13.98 (3.15) 12.87 (2.93)
 Spouses’ income (in $10,000)     3.68 (8.19) 3.32 (5.72) 3.39 (6.45)
 # of observations 8648 4777 2997 4561 1196 1122
Panel B: bariables that are not consistent across surveys and/or not available in all rounds
 Employer offers health insurance 0.58 (0.49) 0.57 (0.49) 0.60 (0.49) 0.89 (0.32) 0.92 (0.26) 0.85 (0.35)
 # of observations 7371 4152 2625 4286 1177 1086
 Traditional_NLSY79 0.15 (0.35) 0.16 (0.37) 0.24 (0.43) 0.10 (0.30) 0.05 (0.22) 0.12 (0.33)
Health_Limitation_NLSY79 0.02 (0.33) 0.03 (0.34) 0.03 (0.35) 0.03 (0.24) 0.02 (0.18) 0.03 (0.22)
 # of observations 5405 3473 1697 4398 1165 1040
 Traditional_NLSY97 0.26 (0.44) 0.68 (0.47) 0.43 (0.50) 0.29 (0.46) 0.52 (0.51) 0.61 (0.49)
Bad_Health_NLSY97 0.04 (0.19) 0.07 (0.25) 0.08 (0.27) 0.04 (0.19) 0.06 (0.25) 0.06 (0.24)
 # of observations 3243 1304 1300 163 31 82
 % chance of marriage (NLSY97) 46.7 (29.8) 45.8 (34.0) 46.1 (32.6)    
 # of observations 1352 568 490    
  1. Baseline variables and samples