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

11 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2007

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Hugo Ñopo

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Date Written: July 2007

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).

Keywords: Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition, race, gender, informality

JEL Classification: C1, J1, J7, O17

Suggested Citation

Nopo, Hugo, An Extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition to a Continuum of Comparison Groups (July 2007). IZA Discussion Paper No. 2921. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1001218

Hugo Nopo (Contact Author)

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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