Table 10 General summary statistics by group and gender

From: Less money after divorce – how the 2008 alimony reform in Germany affected spouses’ labor supply, leisure and marital stability

  Women Men
  Treatment group Control group Treatment group Control group
  Mean/SD Mean/SD Mean/SD Mean/SD
Dependent variables
Labor force participation 0.74 (0.44) 0.87 (0.34) 0.97 (0.17) 0.95 (0.22)
Actual working hours (per weekday) 6.96 (2.45) 7.57 (2.20) 8.66 (1.69) 8.72 (2.17)
Leisure (hours per weekday) 1.65 (1.42) 1.88 (1.60) 1.71 (1.46) 2.07 (1.81)
Separation 0.01 (0.11) 0.06 (0.24) 0.02 (0.13) 0.06 (0.24)
Independent variables
Age 31.13 (6.63) 30.27 (7.47) 33.50 (6.43) 32.78 (7.75)
Education levels
No or lower-secondary education 0.08 (0.28) 0.10 (0.30) 0.06 (0.24) 0.08 (0.28)
Upper-secondary education 0.62 (0.49) 0.66 (0.47) 0.65 (0.48) 0.67 (0.47)
Tertiary education 0.30 (0.46) 0.24 (0.43) 0.29 (0.46) 0.24 (0.43)
Marital status
Single (no partner in household) 0.07 (0.25) 0.26 (0.44) 0.09 (0.29) 0.25 (0.43)
Cohabiting (unmarried) 0.18 (0.38) 0.66 (0.47) 0.15 (0.36) 0.66 (0.48)
Married (and cohabiting) 0.75 (0.43) 0.08 (0.27) 0.76 (0.43) 0.09 (0.29)
Duration of cohabitation 3.06 (2.65) 3.07 (3.70) 2.85 (2.73) 3.04 (3.79)
Number of children aged 15 or younger 0.65 (0.83) 0.38 (0.65) 0.66 (0.83) 0.31 (0.60)
Child(ren) between 0 and 2 years of age 0.35 (0.48) 0.15 (0.36) 0.35 (0.48) 0.14 (0.34)
Child(ren) between 3 and 5 years of age 0.14 (0.34) 0.10 (0.31) 0.13 (0.33) 0.08 (0.26)
Observations 1436 2175 1323 1975
Observations (conditional on working) 945 1643 1202 1644
  1. Notes: The statistics refer to the pre- and post-reform period (i.e., 2005–2010). The treatment group includes persons who got married for the first time in the pre-reform period, and who have been cohabiting with their spouse at some point in this period. The control group includes persons who have been cohabiting with their partner at some point in the pre-reform period, but did not get married until at least 2007