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Applying Fixed Effects to Hierarchical Segregation Models

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  • Dina Shatnawi
  • Ronald Oaxaca
  • Michael Ransom

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This paper expands the empirical implementation of hierarchical segregation models to allow for the use of panel methods. We use firm level data collected between 1977 and 1985 from a regional grocery store that faced a title VII class-action lawsuit over gender discrimination much the same as Wal-Mart and Costco. Special problems arise in implementing decompositions in a fixed effects and random effects setting, especially when analyzing wage-level differences. We develop a variation of wage decompositions that takes into consideration an unbalanced design and extends the literature by explicitly formalizing the inclusion of the unobserved heterogeneous effects.

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  • Dina Shatnawi & Ronald Oaxaca & Michael Ransom, 2011. "Applying Fixed Effects to Hierarchical Segregation Models," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(3), pages 588-592, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:aea:aecrev:v:101:y:2011:i:3:p:588-92
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    1. Kimberly Bayard & Judith Hellerstein & David Neumark & Kenneth Troske, 2003. "New Evidence on Sex Segregation and Sex Differences in Wages from Matched Employee-Employer Data," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 21(4), pages 887-922, October.
    2. Baldwin, Marjorie L & Butler, Richard J & Johnson, William G, 2001. "A Hierarchical Theory of Occupational Segregation and Wage Discrimination," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 39(1), pages 94-110, January.
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