A Stata implementation of the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition

Jann, Ben (5 May 2008). A Stata implementation of the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition (ETH Zurich Sociology Working Papers No. 5). Zürich: ETH Zurich

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The counterfactual decomposition technique popularized by Blinder (1973) and Oaxaca (1973) is widely used to study mean outcome differences between groups. For example, the technique is often used to analyze wage gaps by sex or race. The present paper summarizes the technique and addresses a number of complications such as the identification of effects of categorical predictors in the detailed decomposition or the estimation of standard errors. A new Stata command called -oaxaca- is introduced and examples illustrating its usage are given.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Sociology

UniBE Contributor:

Jann, Ben

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

Series:

ETH Zurich Sociology Working Papers

Publisher:

ETH Zurich

Language:

English

Submitter:

Ben Jann

Date Deposited:

30 Jun 2016 10:13

Last Modified:

30 Jun 2016 10:13

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.69448

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/69448

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