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Table 1 Descriptive statistics of married immigrants: by type of marriage

From: Household labor supply and intermarriage of immigrants: differences by gender

  Married male immigrants Married female immigrants
Immigrant wife Native wife Immigrant husband Native husband
Percentage 75.68 24.32 72.31 27.69
Weekly market hours 39.79 41.02 25.15 27.94
(13.78) (15.13) (19.42) (19.06)
Years of education 12.3 13.69 12.31 14.68
(4.86) (3.95) (4.46) (3.15)
Age 42.46 41.73 40.5 40.64
(9.65) (10.72) (9.77) (10.53)
% with good English 46.99 79.72 47.19 86.08
(49.99) (40.21) (49.92) (34.62)
Years in USA 23.09 27.97 22.6 27.52
(10.44) (13.88) (10.96) (13.62)
Lives in a metro 93.73 89.33 94.18 91.09
(24.24) (30.88) (23.42) (28.49)
In school 4.15 5.77 6.26 9.07
(19.95) (23.31) (24.23) (28.72)
Marriage and spouse characteristics
Age of marriage 27.42 27.07 26.28 26.17
(6.24) (5.65) (6.28) (5.62)
Marriage duration 14.04 14.66 14.23 14.47
(9.44) (11.03) (9.92) (11.09)
No. of children 1.77 1.5 1.74 1.33
(1.26) (1.26) (1.26) (1.19)
Spouse market hours 23.13 27.61 39.03 41.18
(19.73) (18.61) (14.36) (14.88)
Spouse education 12.29 14.39 12.26 14.94
(4.61) (2.92) (4.73) (3.13)
Spouse age 39.49 39.41 42.76 42.42
(9.65) (10.12) (10.21) (10.82)
N 25,637 8238 19,462 7451
  1. Source: 2010 ACS. Appropriate person weights used in the calculations