Applying fixed effects to hierarchical segregation models

Dina Shatnawi, Ronald Oaxaca, Michael Ransom

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Abstract

This paper expands the empirical implementation of hierarchical segregation models to allow for the use of panel methods. We use firm level data collected between 1977 and 1985 from a regional grocery store that faced a title VII class-action lawsuit over gender discrimination much the same as Wal-Mart and Costco. Special problems arise in implementing decompositions in a fixed effects and random effects setting, especially when analyzing wage-level differences. We develop a variation of wage decompositions that takes into consideration an unbalanced design and extends the literature by explicitly formalizing the inclusion of the unobserved heterogeneous effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)588-592
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Economic Review
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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