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Exploiting information from path dependency in Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition procedures

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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.

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  • Martin Fournier, 2005. "Exploiting information from path dependency in Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition procedures," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(11), pages 669-672.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:12:y:2005:i:11:p:669-672
    DOI: 10.1080/13504850500191152
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    1. J.G. Hirschberg & D.J. Slottje, 2002. "Bounding Estimates of Wage Discrimination," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 854, The University of Melbourne.
    2. Helena Skyt Nielsen, 2000. "Wage discrimination in Zambia: an extension of the Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(6), pages 405-408.
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    1. Sylvie DÉMURGER & Martin FOURNIER & Yi CHEN, 2007. "The Evolution Of Gender Earnings Gaps And Discrimination In Urban China, 1988-95," The Developing Economies, Institute of Developing Economies, vol. 45(1), pages 97-121.

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