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A Comparison of Multiple Discriminant Analysis and Multinomial Logit in Assessing the Relative Occupational Attainment of Minority Workers

Paul E. Gabriel (Loyola University of Chicago)
Timothy J. Stanton (Mount St Mary's College)
Susanne Schmitz (Elmhurst College, Chicago, USA)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

Uses qualitative response models of occupational choice to investigate differences in the occupational structures of minority workers relative to white men. Compares the accuracy of multinomial logit and multiple discriminant analyses in predicting occupational distributions. Further, investigates whether these models yield consistent estimates of the level of occupational segregation of minority workers. The results suggest that logit and discriminant analysis are equally accurate and stable methods for comparing occupational structures across groups of workers.

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Gabriel, P.E., Stanton, T.J. and Schmitz, S. (1992), "A Comparison of Multiple Discriminant Analysis and Multinomial Logit in Assessing the Relative Occupational Attainment of Minority Workers", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 3-12. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437729210010201

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