Interpretation Problems with Changes in Indices based on Categorizations
AbstractIn this paper it is argued that occupational and organizational codes maximizethe correspondence between activities and easily observable characteristics atthe time of their development. Over time the codes become less relevant, leadingto the false impression that the segregation of individuals is declining.
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- Frijters, Paul, 2001. "Interpretation problems with changes in indices based on categorizations," Economics Letters, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 72(3), pages 375-379, September.
- J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
- C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
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