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An extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition to a continuum of comparison groups

This paper proposes an extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition from two to a continuum of comparison groups. The proposed decomposition is then estimated for racial wage differences in urban Peru, exploiting a novel data set that allows the capturing of different degrees of mestizaje (racial mixtures).

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 100 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 292-296

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:2:p:292-296
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