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A Small-Sample Estimator for the Sample-Selection Model

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  • Amos Golan
  • Enrico Moretti
  • Jeffrey M.Perloff

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A semiparametric estimator for evaluating the parameters of data generated under a sample selection process is developed. This estimator is based on the generalized maximum entropy estimator and performs well for small and ill-posed samples. Theoretical and sampling comparisons with parametric and semiparametric estimators are given. This method and standard ones are applied to three small-sample empirical applications of the wage-participation model for female teenage heads of households, immigrants, and Native Americans.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Econometric Reviews.

Volume (Year): 23 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 71-91

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Handle: RePEc:taf:emetrv:v:23:y:2004:i:1:p:71-91

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Keywords: Maximum entropy; Sample selection; Monte Carlo experiments;

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  1. Hasebe, Takuya & Vijverberg, Wim P., 2012. "A Flexible Sample Selection Model: A GTL-Copula Approach," IZA Discussion Papers 7003, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Peeters, Ludo M. K., 2004. "Estimating a random-coefficients sample-selection model using generalized maximum entropy," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 84(1), pages 87-92, July.
  3. Fuller, Frank H. & Beghin, John C. & Rozelle, Scott, 2007. "Consumption of Dairy Products in Urban China: Results from Beijing, Shangai and Guangzhou," Staff General Research Papers 12730, Iowa State University, Department of Economics.
  4. Kostov, Philip & Patton, Myles & Moss, Joan & McErlean, Seamus, 2006. "Does Gibrat’s law hold amongst dairy farmers in Northern Ireland?," MPRA Paper 3370, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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