An Extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition to a Continuum of Comparison Groups
11 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2007
Date Written: July 2007
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
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