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Gini

Posted in Economics, World by homeyra on March 23, 2008

The Gini coefficient, a measure of inequality developed by the Italian statistician Corrado Gini, is a measure of income inequality ranging between 0 and 1, where 0 corresponds to a society where everyone has exactly the same income, and 1 corresponds to a society where one person has all the income and everyone else has none.

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Income distribution by country
2007-2008

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  1. 99 said, on March 23, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    You mean we should all move to Japan? 😛

    Seems to me this map is a pretty good indicator of the demise of the United States as “superpower”.

  2. homeyra said, on March 24, 2008 at 6:19 am

    Or Denmark!
    I would have thought that Japan would be similar to other industrialized countries.

  3. 99 said, on March 24, 2008 at 10:10 am

    Oh, sheesh! I had to put on my high-powered glasses to see Denmark is yellow too. Should have thought of that. Have a friend with a son living there and it sounds like Nirvana. Let’s go!

  4. naj said, on March 31, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    huh!
    US and Iran are co-colored!

  5. homeyra said, on April 3, 2008 at 11:15 am

    Yep 🙂 I am glad that I visited the spam center where I found your comment.

  6. پيمان said, on April 5, 2008 at 10:45 am

    ٌwow!
    It’s a wonderful check point that shows USA Capitalism is the same as our country’s system!.
    Thanks again…

  7. homeyra said, on April 5, 2008 at 11:26 am

    🙂 Exactly Peyman, well said!


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