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Re: st: missing values

From   Nick Cox <>
Subject   Re: st: missing values
Date   Mon, 2 Apr 2012 09:25:11 +0100

Even people expert in this area would be likely to appreciate a
reminder of what equation 3 in Kidd and Shannon 1996 is -- and indeed
a full reference as expected on this list.

You seem to be expecting that people will find the paper, re-read it
and then think about your question.

Exactly the same point was made to you a matter of days ago.


On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 8:38 AM, Chiara Mussida <> wrote:

> i want to calculate the decomposition(eq 3) in the paper of Kidd and
> Shannon, 1996,does the level of occupational aggregation affect the
> estimates of the gender wage gap?
> I have all the ingredients but i don't get the total gap by my
> this because for some of the components i have missing
> values. For example the prop of men in occupation 1 is missing for
> women and indiv in other occupations. Well, if instead of missing i
> replace 0 the result is not the expected one. Do i have to gen, for my
> example a  variable, or better a scalar that takes the same value even
> if it is a men in other occupations?

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