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st: oaxaca with multiply imputed data?

From   "Muehleck, Kai" <>
To   "" <>
Subject   st: oaxaca with multiply imputed data?
Date   Fri, 4 Oct 2013 14:32:54 +0000

Dear all,

I'm using a Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition to analyse the gender-wage gap by use of Ben Jann's Oaxaca ado. The analysis is based on multiply imputed data. mi estimate does not support oaxaca but it is possible to run the decomposition model together with mi estimate by using the cmdok (command ok) option. 

Technically this works. However, I don't know if this also correct from a statistical point of view. The results look ok. They do (of course) differ from the results without imputed data but not in an extreme and unexpected manner (coefficients differ to some extent and SE are smaller using the imputed data). I have also checked whether Stata does apply the Rubin rule to the coefficient estimates with oaxaca and that looks correct as well. Still, I am not sure whether this is really ok and whether I can trust the t-statistics etc. as well.

Any thoughts on this highly appreciated!

Best regards,

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