Table 11 Pre- and post-reform 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

  Pre-reform Post-reform
  Treatment group Control group Treatment group Control group
  Mean/SD Mean/SD Mean/SD Mean/SD
PANEL A: WOMEN
Labor force participation 0.77 (0.42) 0.86 (0.35) 0.71 (0.45) 0.88 (0.33)
Actual working hours (per weekday) 7.35 (2.22) 7.69 (2.19) 6.59 (2.60) 7.44 (2.19)
Leisure (hours per weekday) 1.69 (1.41) 1.91 (1.58) 1.61 (1.42) 1.85 (1.62)
Separation 0.01 (0.10) 0.07 (0.25) 0.01 (0.12) 0.06 (0.23)
Observations 666 1094 770 1081
Observations (conditional on working) 463 805 482 838
PANEL B: MEN
Labor force participation 0.97 (0.18) 0.95 (0.23) 0.97 (0.16) 0.96 (0.20)
Actual working hours (per weekday) 8.69 (1.56) 8.63 (2.25) 8.63 (1.80) 8.80 (2.08)
Leisure (hours per weekday) 1.80 (1.51) 2.09 (1.89) 1.63 (1.42) 2.05 (1.71)
Separation 0.01 (0.10) 0.09 (0.28) 0.02 (0.15) 0.04 (0.19)
Observations 608 986 715 989
Observations (conditional on working) 546 801 656 843
  1. Notes: The statistics refer to the pre- and the post-reform period (i.e., 2005–2007 and 2008–2010, respectively). 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