Labour market discrimination: are there significant differences between the various decomposition procedures?
Economists have usually called the proportion of the average wage gap between two groups which could not be explained by individual characteristics 'discrimination'. Recently, several theories have suggested that labour market discrimination, on the one hand, lowers the wages of the 'minority' group, and on the other, leads to higher pay for the 'majority' group. In a recent survey of the various methods used to decompose the overall wage differential between two groups, Oaxaca and Ransom compared five approaches in the contexts of race and gender discrimination. This paper checks whether there are significant differences between the various decomposition procedures which have appeared in the literature. The tests are based on bootstrap techniques.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 31 (1999)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RAEC20|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/RAEC20|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:31:y:1999:i:3:p:359-365. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.