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week10-1 - TA session 10 Econ 103 winter 2010 Wed Mar 10...

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TA session 10 Econ. 103, winter 2010 Wed., Mar. 10, 2010, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in PP2400E. HW4 Problem 4 First let’s summarize the data and get an idea of what we’re looking at. . sum Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- hispanic | 820 .3646341 .4816212 0 1 citizen | 820 .7121951 .453016 0 1 black | 820 .0890244 .2849528 0 1 exp | 820 12.46949 1.597492 10 15 wage | 820 13.52635 14.96985 1.25 250.6615 -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- female | 820 .4280488 .4950979 0 1 educatio | 820 12.90732 3.141155 0 20 Consider the model Y = β 0 + β 1 educ + β 2 exp + β 3 black + β 4 citizen + β 5 black * educ + β 6 black * exp + β 7 citizen * black + 4.1 What is the interpretation of β 7 ? Being a citizen and being black changes the log wage by β 4 + β 7 . The β 7 is the additional semielasticity of citizenship on log wage in the black subgroup. Students seem to prefer the following form of the answer: You can write “if black changes from 0 to 1, the log wage changes by β 7 .” Recall Y is the log wage. That means the coefficients are semielasticities. Return to the week 8 notes if you have forgotten semielasticity. 4.2 For which group does β 0 represent the intercept? For nonblack noncitizens. (That is, for white and hispanic aliens.) 4.3 Estimation questions 1. What is the return to education? 2. Is it statistically different for blacks and nonblacks? 1
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3. What is the return to experience? 4. Is it statistically different for blacks and nonblacks? . gen logwage = log(wage) . gen blackeduc = black*educ . gen blackexp = black*exp . gen blackcitizen = black*citizen . reg logwage educ exp black citizen blackeduc blackexp blackcitizen Source | SS df MS Number of obs = 820 -------------+------------------------------ F( 7, 812) = 29.40 Model | 78.7714648 7 11.2530664 Prob > F = 0.0000
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