IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/taf/applec/v33y2001i15p1903-1910.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Self-selectivity bias with a continuous variable: potential pitfall in a common procedure

Author

Listed:
  • G. R. Arabsheibani
  • A. Marin

Abstract

When the choice variable is continuous, selectivity bias can in principle be dealt with by a procedure first suggested by Garen (1984). However, work reported in this paper on the estimation of hedonic wage equations with compensation for dangerous jobs, where selectivity bias could arise through the endogenous choice of jobs according to their riskiness, suggests that the Garen technique may not be robust. The lack of robustness comes from collinearity, which is a result of the common situation where the empirical fit of the choice equation is moderately successful but not outstanding.

Suggested Citation

  • G. R. Arabsheibani & A. Marin, 2001. "Self-selectivity bias with a continuous variable: potential pitfall in a common procedure," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(15), pages 1903-1910.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:33:y:2001:i:15:p:1903-1910
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840010021726
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00036840010021726
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Beat Hintermann & Anna Alberini & Anil Markandya, 2010. "Estimating the value of safety with labour market data: are the results trustworthy?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 42(9), pages 1085-1100.
    2. Anna Alberini, 2017. "Measuring the economic value of the effects of chemicals on ecological systems and human health," OECD Environment Working Papers 116, OECD Publishing.
    3. Alberini, Anna & Chiabai, Aline, 2007. "Urban environmental health and sensitive populations: How much are the Italians willing to pay to reduce their risks?," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 37(2), pages 239-258, March.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:33:y:2001:i:15:p:1903-1910. 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: (Chris Longhurst). General contact details of provider: http://www.tandfonline.com/RAEC20 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.