Wage Discrimination: Reduced Form and Structural Estimates

  title={Wage Discrimination: Reduced Form and Structural Estimates},
  author={Alan S. Blinder},
  journal={Journal of Human Resources},
  • A. Blinder
  • Published 1973
  • Economics
  • Journal of Human Resources
Regressions explaining the wage rates of white males, black males, and white females are used to analyze the white-black wage differential among men and the male-female wage differential among whites. A distinction is drawn between reduced form and structural wage equations, and both are estimated. They are shown to have very different implications for analyzing the white-black and male-female wage differentials. When the two sets of estimates are synthesized, they jointly imply that 70 percent… 

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