Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/195533
Authors: 
D'Haultfœuille, Xavier
Rathelot, Roland
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Quantitative Economics [ISSN:] 1759-7331 [Volume:] 8 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 1 [Pages:] 39-73
Publisher: 
Wiley, Hoboken, NJ
Abstract: 
We consider the issue of measuring segregation in a population of small units, considering establishments in our application. Each establishment may have a different probability of hiring an individual from the minority group. We define segregation indices as inequality indices on these unobserved, random probabilities. Because these probabilities are measured with error by proportions, standard estimators are inconsistent. We model this problem as a nonparametric binomial mixture. Under this testable assumption and conditions satisfied by standard seg- regation indices, such indices are partially identified and sharp bounds can be easily obtained by an optimization over a low dimensional space. We also develop bootstrap confidence intervals and a test of the binomial mixture model. Finally, we apply our method to measure the segregation of foreigners in small French firms.
Subjects: 
Segregation
small units
partial identification
JEL: 
C13
C14
J71
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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