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Table 11 Robustness of O-B decompositions

From: Labor market mobility and the early-career outcomes of immigrant men

  Visible minority immigrants White immigrants Visible minority Canadian-born
(1) (2) (3)
Log wage growth for white Canadians 0.083*** 0.083*** 0.083***
(0.007) (0.007) (0.007)
Log wage growth for minority group 0.052* 0.089*** 0.009
(0.029) (0.030) (0.030)
Raw gap in log wage growth 0.030 − 0.005 0.073**
(0.030) (0.031) (0.031)
Explained − 0.008 − 0.024* − 0.004
(0.010) (0.014) (0.011)
Unexplained 0.039 0.018 0.078**
(0.029) (0.027) (0.032)
Explained by differences in characteristics
 Transition: new employer − 0.002 − 0.012 0.002
(0.009) (0.011) (0.006)
 Transition: promoted 0.004* 0.001 0.002
(0.002) (0.001) (0.002)
 Demographics − 0.001 − 0.005 0.007*
(0.008) (0.007) (0.004)
 Education − 0.006 − 0.003 − 0.005
(0.007) (0.005) (0.004)
 Experience − 0.002 − 0.002 0.003
(0.002) (0.002) (0.004)
 Occupation 0.005 0.007 0.000
(0.005) (0.005) (0.005)
 Industry − 0.007 − 0.004 − 0.010
(0.004) (0.004) (0.006)
Explained by differences in returns to characteristics
 Transition: new employer 0.009 0.006 0.013
(0.016) (0.015) (0.016)
 Transition: promoted 0.000 0.008 0.025
(0.013) (0.011) (0.022)
 Demographics 0.124 − 2.539*** 1.146
(1.342) (0.948) (1.779)
 Education − 0.002 − 0.006 − 0.020
(0.044) (0.019) (0.040)
 Experience 0.029 0.024 0.015
(0.088) (0.072) (0.060)
 Occupation − 0.008 − 0.009 0.016
(0.027) (0.024) (0.022)
 Industry 0.014 0.000 − 0.067*
(0.034) (0.025) (0.036)
  1. Notes: The sample includes only immigrants who entered Canada prior to their first 3 years in the labor force. See the notes to Table 7 for additional details
  2. *Significant at the 10% level; **significant at the 5% level; ***significant at the 1% level