A detailed decomposition of synthetic cohort analysis
Tavis Barr and
Carl Lin ()
Economics Letters, 2015, vol. 127, issue C, 76-80
We present a detailed decomposition method and provide a Stata estimator to assess relative changes between two groups over time in a synthetic cohort analysis. Using the convergence of black–white wage gap between 1960 and 1970 as an example, we show that education accounts for 73% of the value of change in characteristics while experience explains only 3%.
Keywords: Oaxaca–Blinder decomposition; Detailed decomposition; Synthetic cohort; Wage gap; Repeated cross sections (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C20 J70 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Working Paper: A Detailed Decomposition of Synthetic Cohort Analysis (2013)
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