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Decomposing differences in the first moment

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We propose a simple methodology for decomposing differences in the first moment into characteristics and coefficients effects. This methodology provides a way to apply the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition to a non-linear function for both aggregate and detailed decompositions.
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  • Yun, Myeong-Su, 2004. "Decomposing differences in the first moment," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 82(2), pages 275-280, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:82:y:2004:i:2:p:275-280
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    • C20 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - General
    • J70 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - General

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