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

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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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  • Ñopo, Hugo, 2008. "An extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition to a continuum of comparison groups," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 100(2), pages 292-296, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:100:y:2008:i:2:p:292-296
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    1. Mauricio Quiñones Domínguez & Juan Antonio Rodríguez Sinisterra, 2011. "Rendimiento de la educación en las regiones colombianas: un análisis usando la Descomposición Oaxaca-Blinder," REVISTA SOCIEDAD Y ECONOMIA - CIDSE, UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE - CIDSE, August.
    2. Ulrick, Shawn W., 2012. "The Oaxaca decomposition generalized to a continuous group variable," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(1), pages 35-37.
    3. Richey, Jeremiah & Rosburg, Alicia, 2016. "Decomposing Joint Distributions via Reweighting Functions: An Application to Intergenerational Economic Mobility," MPRA Paper 74744, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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    • C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
    • J1 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics
    • J7 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination
    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements

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