Income Inequality (2005)
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GINI index of income inequality: the extent to which the distribution of income (or consumption) among individuals or households within a country deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A value of 0 represents perfect equality, a value of 100 perfect inequality.

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RankingRegionRate
14Australia/New Zealand 35.7
8Caribbean 41.9
3Central America 52.7
7Eastern Africa 42.1
15Eastern Asia 35.0
19Eastern Europe 30.2
5Melanesia 50.9
--Micronesia (Region) --
2Middle Africa 53.0
11Northern Africa 37.3
12Northern America 37.0
18Northern Europe 30.8
--Polynesia --
4South America 51.6
16South-Central Asia 34.3
9South-Eastern Asia 41.2
1Southern Africa 63.1
17Southern Europe 31.4
10The World 41.1
6Western Africa 46.9
13Western Asia 36.7
20Western Europe 30.0


Source

The data presented in QuickLists are from a variety of sources including the U.S. Census Bureau's International Data Base, the U.S. State Department's International Religious Freedom Report, the United Nations Human Development Reports, and others.

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