Table 12 Results of robustness test with singles’ control group

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

  OLS FE
  Labor force participation Actual working hours per weekday Leisure (hours per weekday) Labor force participation Actual working hours per weekday Leisure (hours per weekday)
  Coef./StdE Coef./StdE Coef./StdE Coef./StdE Coef./StdE Coef./StdE
PANEL A: WOMEN
Treatment group 0.0029 (0.0232) −0.0730 (0.2187) −0.0720 (0.1169)
Post-reform × treatment group 0.0010 (0.0257) −0.1496 (0.2071) 0.0614 (0.1013) 0.0081 (0.0291) −0.0636 (0.1968) 0.0807 (0.1138)
Adjusted R2 0.19 0.12 0.07 0.16 0.14 0.03
Observations 7557 4999 7557 7557 4999 7557
PANEL B: MEN
Treatment group 0.0219 (0.0152) 0.0475 (0.1452) −0.2557* (0.1342)
Post-reform × treatment group −0.0247 (0.0166) −0.2069 (0.1313) 0.0558 (0.1357) 0.0025 (0.0155) −0.2306** (0.1118) 0.0464 (0.1689)
Adjusted R2 0.10 0.07 0.08 0.05 0.10 0.03
Observations 8794 6295 8794 8794 6295 8794
  1. Notes: OLS and FE regression results with robust standard errors clustered at the individual level in parentheses. Asterisks indicate p values according to: ***p < 0.01, **p < 0.05, *p < 0.1. The post-reform dummy equals one in the years 2008–2010, and zero in the years 2005–2007. 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 did not get married until at least 2007 and were single (i.e. not cohabiting with a partner) in 2007. Control variables are the same as in Tables 2 and 3