Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82726
Authors: 
Åslund, Olof
Nordström Skans, Oskar
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2007:27
Abstract: 
This short paper proposes a non-parametric method of accounting for the distribution of background characteristics when testing for segregation in empirical studies. It is shown and exemplified—using data on workplace segregation between immigrants and natives in Sweden—how the method can be applied to correct any measure of segregation for differences between groups in the distribution of covariates by means of simulation, and how analytical results can be used when studying segregation by means of peer group exposure.
Subjects: 
Segregation
Covariates
Workplaces
Immigrants
JEL: 
C10
J10
J20
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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