Table 1

Women’s Sample Means By Husbands’ Displacement Status

Never DisplacedaDisplacedbAdjusted DifferencecStandard Error
Husband’s Earnings32,71525,632692(1,021)
Husband’s Weeks Worked43.841.9  0.3(0.4)
Husband’s Hours/Week Worked44.242.4  0.5(0.5)
Family Income54,05741,4472,922(1,184)
Husband’s demographics
    Age31.326.7  0.1(0.2)
    White  0.89  0.88  0.01(0.01)
    Black  0.09  0.11−0.02(0.01)
Own demographics
    Age when first married22.220.61.6(0.2)
    White  0.90  0.89  0.01(0.01)
    Black  0.08  0.10−0.01(0.01)
    At least high school education  0.92  0.83  0.04(0.02)
    More than high school education  0.56  0.38  0.08(0.03)
Own labor market variables
    Weeks worked29.425.21.9(1.0)
    Hours per week worked27.224.81.3(0.9)
    Worked last year  0.69  0.68  0.03(0.02)
Fertility in a given year
    Had an additional child  0.13  0.20− 0.01(0.01)
    Number of children1.22  0.93− 0.05(0.05)
Sample size2,5941,548
  • Notes: Means and difference are weighted using the family weight in the last year with first husband. Money values are in 1994 dollars.

  • a. For time-varying variables, averages include all observations for women who never have a displaced spouse.

  • b. For time varying variables, averages use data for 3 or more years prior to displacement for women with a displaced spouse.

  • c. For time-varying variables, the difference is adjusted using age and year fixed effects. Standard errors are clustered on the individual.