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Two Notes of Discrimination and Decomposition

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  • Nielsen, H.S.

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It turns out that the Oaxaca-Blinder wage decomposition is inadequate when it comes to calculation of separate contributions for indicator variables. The contributions are not robust against a change of reference group. I extend the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition to handle this problem.

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Paper provided by Centre for Labour Market and Social Research, Danmark- in its series Papers with number 98-01.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:clmsre:98-01

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Keywords: DISCRIMINATION ; WAGES;

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Cited by:
  1. Stefan M. Golder, 2000. "Endowment or Discrimination? An Analysis of Immigrant–Native Earnings Differentials in Switzerland," Kiel Working Papers 967, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  2. Golder, Stefan M. & Straubhaar, Thomas, 1999. "Discrimination in the Swiss Labour Market: an Empirical Analysis," CEPR Discussion Papers 2100, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  3. Nielsen, Helena Skyt, 1998. "Discrimination and detailed decomposition in a logit model," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 61(1), pages 115-120, October.

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