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A computational trick for calculating the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition and its standard error

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  • Peter Kennedy

    () (Simon Fraser University)

  • Jutta Heinrichs

    () (Associated Economic Consultants)

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To compute the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition and associated standard errors a practitioner needs to be comfortable using vector and matrix software manipulations. This paper proposes a computational trick for producing these computations by running an artificial regression.

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  • Peter Kennedy & Jutta Heinrichs, 2007. "A computational trick for calculating the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition and its standard error," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 3(66), pages 1-7.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07c00003
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    1. Alan S. Blinder, 1973. "Wage Discrimination: Reduced Form and Structural Estimates," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 8(4), pages 436-455.
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    3. Oaxaca, Ronald, 1973. "Male-Female Wage Differentials in Urban Labor Markets," International Economic Review, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania and Osaka University Institute of Social and Economic Research Association, vol. 14(3), pages 693-709, October.
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    1. Essama-Nssah, B., 2012. "Identification of sources of variation in poverty outcomes," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5954, The World Bank.
    2. Ben Jann, 2008. "The Blinder–Oaxaca decomposition for linear regression models," Stata Journal, StataCorp LP, vol. 8(4), pages 453-479, December.

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