## hedonic wage equation

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# hedonic wage equation

Hello! I was just wondering if someone could please help me with a problem. I am trying to use OLS to estimate a linear hedonic wage equation with wages as a function of gender, race, age, age^2, and fatality risks.

the variables are defined as:

wage = worker's hourly wage rate

male = 1 if worker is male and =0 otherwise

white = 1 if worker's race is white = 0 otherwise

age = workers age in years

fatrate = worker's risk of fatality measured in terms of deaths per 100,000 workers.

how would the code even look like? Do i need to create a matrix, and if so, how?

thank you!

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## Re: hedonic wage equation

Look at proc REG or GLM.

The documentation has good examples.

You do not need to create a matrix, a SAS dataset is enough to get started.

http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/sas/webbooks/reg/chapter1/sasreg1.htm

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## Re: hedonic wage equation

I see there are Binary Variables and OLS mainly used in LR model (as per i know ) You can check Logistic regression i you wish to ..
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## Re: hedonic wage equation

Hedonic function depends on fatrate... Hmmm

PG
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## Re: hedonic wage equation

Since dependent variable is continuous you can use regression.

``````proc reg data=have;

model wage = male white age fatrate;

run;quit;``````
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