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Re: st: Heckman and Oaxaca |

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Thu, 28 Oct 2004 07:12:03 -0700 |

Natalia, There is no problem with dummies in a Heckman equation and "decomp." decomp uses the mean of the variable, in this case the proportion of the sample with dummy variable equal to one, and multiplies it by the respective coefficient. To see the details of the calculations, use can use "himod, ds" and "lomod, ds." this will give you the contribution of each variable to the total endowment and the total residual. It is possible to get high percentages (-301.0). It means that the group that you are using as the "low" or discriminated group actually has advantage over the "high" group. The commend, "himod, ds" or "lomod, ds" will reveal what variables are the cause of high percentages. Nasser "Natalia Ferreira" <nat6672@hotmail.com> To: statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu Sent by: cc: owner-statalist@hsphsun2. Subject: st: Heckman and Oaxaca harvard.edu 10/27/2004 05:04 p.m. Please respond to statalist Hi everybody I´m estimating a Heckman wage equation to migrants and not migrants, and after all I want to compare them by a Oaxaca decomposition, but I have a question: there is any problem if my Heckman equation have some dummies? How "decomp" command deal with the dummies variables? Does it take means of zeros and ones? The results of my "decomp" give me discrimation % of -301.0 (D/R). The % should not be between 0-100? The results are below: Summary of decomposition results (as %) ------------------------------------------- Amount attributable: | -10.3 - due to endowments (E): | 5.2 - due to coefficients (C): | -15.5 Shift coefficient (U): | 11.6 Raw differential (R) {E+C+U}: | 1.3 Adjusted differential (D) {C+U}: | -3.9 ---------------------------------+--------- Endowments as % total (E/R): | 401.0 Discrimination as % total (D/R): | -301.0 ------------------------------------------- Thanks for the help, Natalia B. ________________________________ Pós Graduação IPE/USP _________________________________________________________________ MSN Messenger: instale grátis e converse com seus amigos. http://messenger.msn.com.br * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/ * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/res/findit.html * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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