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Imputation of Female Labour Market Experience: Some Australian Evidence on the Zabalza and Arrufat Method

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Kidd, MP and Shannon, M, Imputation of Female Labour Market Experience: Some Australian Evidence on the Zabalza and Arrufat Method, The Economic Record, 73, (221) pp. 136-145. ISSN 0013-0249 (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1475-4932.1997.tb00987.x

Abstract

Recent empirical studies of gender discrimination point to the importance of accurately controlling for accumulated labour market experience. Unfortunately in Australia, most data sets do not include information on actual experience. The current paper using data from the National Social Science Survey 1984, examines the efficacy of imputing female labour market experience via the Zabalza and Arrufat (1985) method. The results suggest that the method provides a more accurate measure of experience than that provided by the traditional Mincer proxy. However, the imputation method is sensitive to the choice of identification restrictions. We suggest a novel alternative to a choice between arbitrary restrictions.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Labour Economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Microeconomics
Objective Field:Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
Author:Kidd, MP (Dr Michael Kidd)
ID Code:11611
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-12
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