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# re: st: loop

 From Christopher Baum <[email protected]> To "[email protected]" <[email protected]> Subject re: st: loop Date Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:24:39 -0400

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Chiara said
I wrote a loop for wage regressions to obtain the predicted wages if
men are paid as men at each occupation:

reg lwage \$x if fem==0
predict pip if fem==0, xb
forvalues k = 1 2 to 7 {
predict pip`k' if fem==0 & occ`k'==1, xb
}
summarize pip, meanonly
scalar xMbM=r(mean) /*Predicted wages if men are paid as men*/
forvalues k = 1 2 to 7 {
summarize pip`k', meanonly
scalar xMbM`k'=r(mean) /*Predicted wages if men are paid as men at
each occupation*/
}

I now want to get the xMbM (and also xFbF for females) by occupation.
For each occupation I want the product between ythe mean individual
charachteristics (xM) and the coefficients (bM). I tried with this
loop, but i'm not sure it's the correct one:

reg lwage \$x if fem==0
predict pip if occupation==1, xb
forvalues k = 1  {
predict pip`k' if fem==0 & occ`k'==1, xb
}
summarize pip, meanonly
scalar xMbM=r(mean) /*Predicted wages if men are paid as men*/
forvalues k = 1 {
summarize pip`k', meanonly
scalar xMbM`k'=r(mean) /*Predicted wages if men are paid as men at
each occupation*/
}

More precisely, i'm not sure this wille give me each product between
mean values of characteristics (x, for M or F) and estomated wage
equation coefficients (b, for M or F) at each 1...7 occupation.

No need for all this manual labor...

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webuse nlsw88,clear
// lets treat marital status as equivalent of gender, since all people here are women
// run regression over all cases so can generate pred wage by mar.stat. and occup.
reg wage age collgrad south i.occupation
margins, by(married occupation)
marginsplot,graph(married) xlab(,angle(90))
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Kit

Kit Baum   |   Boston College Economics & DIW Berlin   |   http://ideas.repec.org/e/pba1.html
An Introduction to Stata Programming  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/isp.html
An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata  |   http://www.stata-press.com/books/imeus.html

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