Table 13 Results of robustness test for different time periods for women and men

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
Years 2005–2010, without 2007
Treatment group −0.0089 (0.0249) 0.3768** (0.1840) −0.1812 (0.1233)
Post-reform × treatment group −0.0125 (0.0338) −0.2985 (0.2439) −0.0276 (0.1218) 0.0207 (0.0363) −0.0960 (0.2027) 0.0476 (0.1322)
Adjusted R2 0.31 0.25 0.08 0.26 0.23 0.04
Observations 2515 1803 2515 2515 1803 2515
Years 2004–2011
Treatment group 0.0011 (0.0167) 0.0718 (0.1446) −0.0621 (0.0833)
Post-reform × treatment group −0.0187 (0.0211) −0.0882 (0.1714) 0.0431 (0.0869) −0.0074 (0.0227) −0.0263 (0.1527) 0.0925 (0.0757)
Adjusted R2 0.29 0.24 0.09 0.22 0.23 0.05
Observations 5626 4034 5626 5626 4034 5626
Years 2003–2012
Treatment group 0.0133 (0.0144) 0.0338 (0.1326) −0.0466 (0.0740)
Post-reform × treatment group −0.0138 (0.0188) −0.0359 (0.1616) −0.0177 (0.0770) 0.0033 (0.0205) 0.0556 (0.1427) 0.0198 (0.0694)
Adjusted R2 0.29 0.25 0.09 0.24 0.24 0.05
Observations 7748 5494 7748 7748 5494 7748
PANEL B: MEN
Years 2005–2010, without 2007
Treatment group 0.0169 (0.0171) −0.1704 (0.1854) 0.0272 (0.1405)
Post-reform × treatment group −0.0249 (0.0189) 0.1649 (0.1980) −0.1681 (0.1691) 0.0123 (0.0204) 0.0694 (0.1695) −0.2753 (0.1808)
Adjusted R2 0.09 0.03 0.07 0.02 0.08 0.05
Observations 2249 1930 2249 2249 1930 2249
Years 2004–2011
Treatment group 0.0110 (0.0108) −0.0623 (0.1358) 0.0107 (0.1023)
Post-reform × treatment group 0.0027 (0.0125) −0.1410 (0.1395) −0.1237 (0.1034) 0.0188 (0.0127) −0.0415 (0.1134) −0.1788* (0.1025)
Adjusted R2 0.05 0.03 0.08 0.03 0.09 0.06
Observations 5082 4375 5082 5082 4375 5082
Years 2003–2012
Treatment group 0.0036 (0.0105) 0.0070 (0.1260) −0.0253 (0.0937)
Post-reform × treatment group 0.0058 (0.0119) −0.0909 (0.1360) −0.0877 (0.0912) 0.0163 (0.0120) −0.1077 (0.1196) −0.1407 (0.0867)
Adjusted R2 0.06 0.03 0.09 0.05 0.08 0.06
Observations 7011 6036 7011 7011 6036 7011
  1. Notes: OLS and FE regression results with robust standard errors clustered at the individual or couples’ 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 2008–2010/2008–2011/2008–2012, and zero in the years 2005–2006/2004–2007/2003–2007. Control variables are the same as in Tables 2 and 3