Imputation of female labour market experience : some Australian evidence on the Zabalza and Arrufat method

Kidd, Michael P. & Shannon, Michael (1997) Imputation of female labour market experience : some Australian evidence on the Zabalza and Arrufat method. The Economic Record, 73(221), pp. 136-145.

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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.

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ID Code: 59987
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4932.1997.tb00987.x
ISSN: 0013-0249
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Economics & Finance
Deposited On: 19 May 2013 22:34
Last Modified: 19 May 2013 22:34

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