An extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition to a continuum of comparison groups
AbstractThis paper proposes an extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition from two to a continuum of comparison groups. The proposed decomposition is then estimated for racial wage differences in urban Peru, exploiting a novel data set that allows the capturing of different degrees of mestizaje (racial mixtures).
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Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
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- Nopo, Hugo, 2007. "An Extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition to a Continuum of Comparison Groups," IZA Discussion Papers 2921, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Hugo Ñopo, 2007. "An Extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition to a Continuum of Comparison Groups," Research Department Publications 4532, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
- C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
- J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
- J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
- O17 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements
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