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dc.contributor.authorHeitmüller, Axelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-04-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:09:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:09:37Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33273-
dc.description.abstractThough theoretically appealing and very popular amongst labour economists, the interpretation of the unexplained part of the Oaxaca (1973) decomposition as discrimination rather than an omitted variable problem in cross-section data has often been criticised. In this note it is shown that this problem extends also to panel data and moreover that in a fixed effects model including time invariant regressors omitted variables are a necessary and deliberate consequence. Monte Carlo simulation is used to show the extent of the bias. Special cases and practical implications are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x1886en_US
dc.subject.jelC1en_US
dc.subject.jelC33en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddecompositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordfixed effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordMonte Carlo studyen_US
dc.titleA note on decompositions in fixed effects models in the presence of time-invariant characteristicsen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn504808540en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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