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An Introduction to Nonparametric Regression for Labor Economists

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  • Henderson, Daniel J.

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  • Souto, Anne-Charlotte

    (University of Alabama)

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In this article we overview nonparametric (spline and kernel) regression methods and illustrate how they may be used in labor economic applications. We focus our attention on issues commonly found in the labor literature such as how to account for endogeneity via instrumental variables in a nonparametric setting. We showcase these methods via data from the Current Population Survey.

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  • Henderson, Daniel J. & Souto, Anne-Charlotte, 2018. "An Introduction to Nonparametric Regression for Labor Economists," IZA Discussion Papers 11914, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).
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    Keywords

    endogeneity; kernel; labor; nonparametic; regression; spline;

    JEL classification:

    • C14 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
    • C26 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation
    • I24 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Education and Inequality
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials

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