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An Extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition to a Continuum of Comparison Groups

  • Nopo, Hugo

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    (Inter-American Development Bank)

This paper proposes an extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition from two to a continuum of comparison groups. The proposed decomposition is then estimated for the case of racial wage differences in urban Peru, exploiting a novel data set that allows the capturing of mestizaje (racial mixtures).

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 2921.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Jul 2007
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Publication status: published in: Economics Letters, 2008, 100 (2), 292-296
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp2921
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  1. Maloney, William F, 1999. "Does Informality Imply Segmentation in Urban Labor Markets? Evidence from Sectoral Transitions in Mexico," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, vol. 13(2), pages 275-302, May.
  2. Thomas Bauer & Mathias Sinning, 2005. "Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition for Tobit Models," RWI Discussion Papers 0032, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.
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  4. Alan S. Blinder, 1973. "Wage Discrimination: Reduced Form and Structural Estimates," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 8(4), pages 436-455.
  5. Hugo Ñopo & Jaime Saavedra & Máximo Torero, 2007. "Ethnicity and Earnings in a Mixed-Race Labor Market," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 55, pages 709-734.
  6. Bauer, Thomas & Sinning, Mathias, 2005. "Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition for Tobit Models," CEPR Discussion Papers 5309, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  7. Thomas Bauer & Silja Göhlmann & Mathias Sinning, 2007. "Gender differences in smoking behavior," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 16(9), pages 895-909.
  8. Mathias Sinning & Silja Göhlmann & Thomas Bauer, 2006. "Gender Differences in Smoking Behavior," RWI Discussion Papers 0044, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung.
  9. Ronald Oaxaca, 1971. "Male-Female Wage Differentials in Urban Labor Markets," Working Papers 396, Princeton University, Department of Economics, Industrial Relations Section..
  10. James Albrecht & Anders Bjorklund & Susan Vroman, 2003. "Is There a Glass Ceiling in Sweden?," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 21(1), pages 145-177, January.
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  13. Bauer, Thomas K. & Göhlmann, Silja & Sinning, Mathias, 2006. "Gender Differences in Smoking Behavior," RWI Discussion Papers 44, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI).
  14. Nopo, Hugo, 2004. "Matching as a Tool to Decompose Wage Gaps," IZA Discussion Papers 981, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
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