Exploiting information from path dependency in Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition procedures
This article addressed the issue of path dependency in Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition procedures. It shows that obtaining different results from decompositions computed on different base models and population structures should not be considered as a limitation but as valuable information about the underlying discrimination processes. Illustration is provided for the evaluation of racial discrimination in health in South Africa for 1999.
Volume (Year): 12 (2005)
Issue (Month): 11 ()
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Department of Economics - Working Papers Series
854, The University of Melbourne.
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