Measuring Discrimination against Females: Is the â€œNon-Discriminatoryâ€ Wage the Male or the Female Wage?
Michael Robinson ()
The American Economist, 1993, vol. 37, issue 1, 45-50
Typically, when using Oaxaca's decomposition to measure discrimination against females, either the wage regression for males or the wage regression for females is used as the â€œnon-discriminatoryâ€ wage. The appropriate method for estimating discrimination depends upon whether discrimination consists of a bias against females, a bias for males, or some combination of both. This paper uses a wage frontier approach to estimate the â€œtrueâ€ wage regression for both males and females. This approach for measuring discrimination does not require the assumption that the â€œnon-discriminatoryâ€ wage is either the male or the female wage.
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