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Re: st: Restated: shortfall analysis - logit question
At 05:30 PM 6/1/2004 +0000, David wrote:
Given that you include a dummy variable for African American, I would think
that there would be no remaining shortfall, i.e. the dummy variable already
adjusts for any shortfall for one race relative to another. If the AA
dummy is significant and negative, I think you've already got a test
statistic for the shortfall.
Thank you Stephen. I will be more specific. From the logit model I
would like to be able to determine the overall shortfall of
promotions by calculating the expected number of promotions
(predicted from the model) for the minority group and subtracte this
from the actual number of promotions. Is there a nice Stata
shortcut that does this and also gives a t-Stat for this shortfall?
Thanks everyone (again)
To do what I think you want to do - There may be better ways, but my
inclination is to approach this as a "what if" sort of problem. Suppose
that African Americans had the same compositional characteristics as other
groups (e.g. same levels of education, years of job experience, whatever),
but the effects of these variables on African Americans stayed the same as
they are now. What would the gap be between African Americans and others then?
Put another way, African Americans may get fewer promotions than whites
because they have lower levels of education (compositional differences);
but they may also get fewer promotions because the effect of education is
smaller for whites than it is for blacks (differences in effects). Once
you control for differences in composition, how much of a gap (if any)
remains between racial groups?
Using an OLS regression framework, I give an example of this approach at
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