How to measure segregation conditional on the distribution of covariates
2009 (English)In: Journal of Population Economics, ISSN 0933-1433, E-ISSN 1432-1475, Vol. 22, no 4, 971-981 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This short paper proposes a nonparametric method for accounting for the distribution of background characteristics when testing for segregation in empirical studies. It is shown and exemplified - using data on workplace segregation between immigrants and natives in Sweden - how the method can be applied to correct any measure of segregation for differences between groups in the distribution of covariates by means of simulation and how analytical results can be used when studying segregation by means of peer group exposure.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 22, no 4, 971-981 p.
Covariates, Segregation, Workplaces
Research subject Economics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-108891DOI: 10.1007/s00148-008-0189-4ISI: 000268103400006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-108891DiVA: diva2:241315