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st: New packages on SSC: -jmp2- and -smithwelch-

From   "Jann, Ben" <>
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Subject   st: New packages on SSC: -jmp2- and -smithwelch-
Date   Wed, 29 Jun 2005 15:23:11 +0200

Thanks to Kit Baum, two new packages called -jmp2- and
-smithwelch- are available from SSC.

-jmp2- and -smithwelch- both compute trend decompositions 
of mean outcome differentials (i.e. decompositions of 
differences in mean outcome differentials). Examples are 
the decomposition of the change of the black-white wage 
differential over time or the decomposition of country 
differences in the male-female wage gap.

-jmp2- applies the method proposed by Juhn, Murphy and 
Pierce (1991); -smithwelch- is based on the approach 
proposed by Smith and Welch (1989).

To install the packages, type

 . ssc install jmp2
 . ssc install smithwelch



- Juhn, Chinhui, Kevin M. Murphy, Brooks Pierce (1991). 
  Accounting for the Slowdown in Black-White Wage 
  Convergence. Pp. 107-143 in: Workers and Their Wages, 
  ed. by Marvin Kosters, Washington, DC: AEI Press.

- Smith, James P., Finis R. Welch (1989). Black Economic 
  Progress After Myrdal. Journal of Economic Literature 
  27: 519-564.

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