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A detailed decomposition of synthetic cohort analysis

Tavis Barr and Carl Lin ()

Economics Letters, 2015, vol. 127, issue C, 76-80

Abstract: 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)
Date: 2015
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2014.12.032

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