Measure Upstream Discrimination

When we try to measure gaps in outcomes between groups, we often turn to an approach called a Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition. I’m all for identifying discriminatory gaps, but we need to be careful that we don’t discount certain kinds of discrimination from our data calculations just because it isn’t our discrimination.

Ok, so what is the Blinder-Oaxaca Decomposition? There are many, many free resources…

--

--

--

Data scientist & statistician (one of only 150 accredited PStats worldwide). Providing data science services grounded in an equity lens. https://weallcount.com

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Searching for Community: How the Internet Brings Woman Athletes Together

Please Admit You Don’t Like Poor People So We Can Move On

No. You and I Will Never Truly Understand. Here’s Why.

Scandalous Grace in an Era of White Supremacists

The Plan to Make America Great Again

New Orleans 2005 and how it involves you.

Aftermath of a Racist #TBT

In Defense of Both Sex and Gender

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Heather Krause

Heather Krause

Data scientist & statistician (one of only 150 accredited PStats worldwide). Providing data science services grounded in an equity lens. https://weallcount.com

More from Medium

Learned Helplessness

Non-communicable Diseases

To Those Who Have Engaged

Advice to A New PhD Student,