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

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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).

Suggested Citation

Nopo, Hugo, An Extension of the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition to a Continuum of Comparison Groups (July 2007). IDB Working Paper No. 514. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1820902 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1820902

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