Gini coefficient

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Income inequality in UK – Gini coefficients from 1977 to 2014/15

There are a number of different ways in which inequality of household income can be presented and summarised. Perhaps the most widely used measure internationally is the Gini coefficient. Gini coefficients can vary between 0 and 100 and the lower the value, the more equally household income is distributed. Analysis of Gini coefficients for all … Continue reading

Human capital doesn’t alone reduces income inequality research finds

Most developing countries have made a great effort to eradicate illiteracy. As a result, the inequality in the distribution of education has been reduced by more than half from 1950 to 2010. However, inequality in the distribution of income has hardly changed. This column presents evidence from a new dataset on human capital inequality. The … Continue reading

Global Inequality / Within-country inequality had risen to 30 percent of global inequality

But recent falls in global inequality are predominantly attributable to rising prosperity in China a study finds Continue reading

Measuring Income Inequality / The Standard Gini Coefficient : a ‘rightist’ measure

Recall that the Gini coefficient is a number between zero and one that measures the degree of inequality in the distribution of income in a given society (named after an Italian statistician, Corrado Gini). The coefficient is zero for a society in which each member receives exactly the same income; it reaches its maximum value … Continue reading

Asia / Gap between rich and poor widening finds the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank is urging the Philippines and other countries in Asia to address the widening inequality between rich and poor, in terms of income and access to education, health and other services. The ADB noted that despite the rapid growth in the economies of some of these Asian countries, the gap between rich … Continue reading

Might income inequality make structural adjustments more difficult?

The growing public debt in many nations has brought fiscal rebalancing to the top of policy agendas. This means raising taxes, or cutting expenditure. Recent US experience in the US and other nations suggest the presence of structural factors accounting for resistance to tax reforms.

U.S. | Measuring the increase in income inequality before-tax and after-tax

Social scientists and philosophers have been concerned with issues surrounding the distribution of income or income inequality for over 200 years—the economist and philosopher Adam Smith discussed these issues as early as 1776. Academic writers have been writing on income inequality measurement issues for at least a century. Policy makers have also long been interested … Continue reading

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