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OAXACA: Stata module to compute the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition


  • Ben Jann

    () (University of Bern)


-oaxaca- computes the so-called Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition, which is often used to analyze wage gaps by sex or race. Older versions of this routine are available as -oaxaca9- and -oaxaca8-.

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  • Ben Jann, 2008. "OAXACA: Stata module to compute the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition," Statistical Software Components S456936, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 25 Aug 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456936
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install oaxaca". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.

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    Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition; outcome differential; wage gap;

    JEL classification:

    • C49 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Other
    • C87 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Econometric Software
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • J71 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor Discrimination - - - Hiring and Firing


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