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


CODE: WP-612
AUTHOR(s): Ñopo, Hugo
PUBLISHED: July 2007
LANGUAGE: English
RELATED TOPICS: Poverty Reduction and Labor
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Abstract:

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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