Survey Methodology
Decomposition of gender wage inequalities through calibration: Application to the Swiss structure of earnings survey

by Mihaela-Catalina Anastasiade and Yves TilléNote 1

  • Release date: December 21, 2017

Abstract

This paper proposes a new approach to decompose the wage difference between men and women that is based on a calibration procedure. This approach generalizes two current decomposition methods that are re-expressed using survey weights. The first one is the Blinder-Oaxaca method and the second one is a reweighting method proposed by DiNardo, Fortin and Lemieux. The new approach provides a weighting system that enables us to estimate such parameters of interest like quantiles. An application to data from the Swiss Structure of Earnings Survey shows the interest of this method.

Key Words:      Blinder-Oaxaca; Gender wage discrimination; Quantiles; Reweighting; Wages.

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How to cite

Anastasiade, M.-C., and Tillé, Y. (2017). Decomposition of gender wage inequalities through calibration: Application to the Swiss structure of earnings survey. Survey Methodology, Statistics Canada, Catalogue No. 12-001-X, Vol. 43, No. 2. Paper available at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/12-001-x/2017002/article/54887-eng.htm.

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