Standard Errors
Unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access

Table 44. Standard errors for unmarried domestic partner benefits: Access1,
civilian workers,2 National Compensation Survey, March 2013

Characteristics

Defined benefit
retirement survivor
benefits

Healthcare benefits

Same sex

Opposite
sex

Same sex

Opposite
sex

All workers

0.5

0.5

0.7

0.6

Worker characteristics

       

Management, professional, and related

0.9

0.9

1.1

1.1

    Management, business, and financial

1.0

1.2

1.5

1.5

    Professional and related

1.1

1.1

1.2

1.2

        Teachers

1.8

1.8

1.3

1.2

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

2.3

2.2

1.8

1.6

        Registered nurses

2.4

2.3

3.0

2.9

Service

0.7

0.7

1.2

1.1

    Protective service

2.1

1.9

1.9

1.6

Sales and office

0.6

0.6

0.8

0.8

    Sales and related

0.6

0.6

1.2

1.1

    Office and administrative support

0.8

0.8

1.2

1.2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.0

1.1

1.4

1.3

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

0.9

1.5

1.1

1.3

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1.4

1.4

2.5

2.2

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.8

0.8

1.4

1.3

    Production

1.0

0.9

1.5

1.2

    Transportation and material moving

1.1

1.1

2.1

2.0

Full time

0.6

0.6

0.7

0.7

Part time

0.4

0.4

0.8

0.7

Union

1.3

1.2

1.4

1.3

Nonunion

0.5

0.5

0.7

0.6

Average wage within the following categories:3

       

    Lowest 25 percent

0.5

0.5

0.7

0.6

        Lowest 10 percent

0.4

0.4

0.9

0.8

    Second 25 percent

0.6

0.6

1.2

1.2

    Third 25 percent

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.0

    Highest 25 percent

0.8

0.7

1.0

1.0

        Highest 10 percent

1.2

1.2

1.4

1.4

Establishment characteristics

       

Goods-producing industries

0.9

0.7

1.2

1.1

Service-providing industries

0.5

0.5

0.7

0.6

    Education and health services

1.4

1.4

1.4

1.4

        Educational services

1.8

1.8

1.3

1.4

            Elementary and secondary schools

1.7

1.7

1.4

1.3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

3.5

3.5

2.8

3.2

        Healthcare and social assistance

1.7

1.6

2.0

2.0

            Hospitals

2.6

2.7

2.2

2.1

    Public administration

2.6

2.6

1.9

2.1

1 to 99 workers

0.4

0.4

0.8

0.7

    1 to 49 workers

0.4

0.4

0.9

0.9

    50 to 99 workers

1.0

1.0

1.8

1.7

100 workers or more

0.8

0.8

0.9

0.8

    100 to 499 workers

0.9

0.9

1.2

1.1

    500 workers or more

1.3

1.2

1.2

1.3

Geographic areas

       

New England

1.1

0.9

3.0

4.1

Middle Atlantic

1.2

1.2

2.5

1.8

East North Central

0.5

0.4

1.7

1.4

West North Central

3.1

2.5

1.6

2.3

South Atlantic

0.8

0.8

1.1

1.1

East South Central

2.7

3.0

1.6

1.5

West South Central

0.9

1.0

1.3

1.1

Mountain

2.3

2.3

2.3

1.7

Pacific

1.1

1.1

2.1

1.7

1The percentage of workers with access to the benefit reflects both the availability of the benefit and the
employer’s policy on providing the benefit to unmarried domestic partners. For more information, see the Unmarried
Domestic Partners Benefit Fact Sheet at:www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs_domestic2012.pdf.

2Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.

3Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which
may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold.  The categories were formed using percentile
estimates generated using data from the National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs for Employee
Compensation - March 2013."


NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. For definitions of major
plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20122013.htm.