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Oaxaca-Blinder wage decomposition: Methods, critiques and applications. A literature review

  • Carlos G. Ospino


  • Paola Roldán Vasquez


  • Nacira Barraza Narváez

This document outlines a series of works developed over several decades - from the original and independent works of Blinder (1973) and Oaxaca (1973) - with the aim of facilitating the comprehension of the technique for wage decomposition and its methodological improvements and applications over time. Similarly, the analyzed applications serve as a guide for the development of work related to the estimation of wage gaps between groups of individuals and their causes. Este documento revisa una serie de trabajos desarrollados a lo largo de varias décadas- desde los trabajos originales e independientes de Blinder (1973) y Oaxaca (1973)- con el fin de facilitar la comprensión de la técnica para la descomposición salarial, sus mejoras metodológicasy aplicaciones a lo largo del tiempo. De igual manera, las aplicaciones analizadas sirven de guía para el desarrollo de trabajos relacionados con la estimación de brechas salariales entre grupos de individuos y sus causas.

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Volume (Year): (2010)
Issue (Month): (June)

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Handle: RePEc:col:000382:007807
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