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THE GINI COEFFICIENT, BY COUNTRY.

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THE GINI COEFFICIENT,  BY COUNTRY

The Gini coefficient, named after Corrado Gini, the statistician who developed it, is a measure of income inequality within countries. A Gini coefficient of 1 shows perfect inequality of incomes; a Gini coefficient of 0 shows perfect equality.

The table below, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_income_equality

 shows World Bank data for 152 countries on income equality, by most recent year with available data, expresssed as percentages of the Gini coefficient.  Denmark, Japan and Sweden are tied with greatest equality of income.  At the other end of the scale, Namibia, followed by South Africa, has the greatest inequality.

Has anyone compared these figures to such indicators as IMR, U5MR, and maternal mortality?

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 Denmark

25

1997

 Japan

25

1993

 Sweden

25

2000

 Czech Republic

26

1996

 Norway

26

2000

 Slovakia

26

1996

 Belarus

27

2008

 Finland

27

2000

 Germany

28

2000

 Serbia

28

2008

 Ukraine

28

2008

 Bulgaria

28.2

2007

 Afghanistan

29

2008

 Austria

29

2000

 Ethiopia

30

2005

 Montenegro

30

2008

 Armenia

31

2008

 Bangladesh

31

2005

 Hungary

31

2007

 Iraq

31

2007

 Kazakhstan

31

2007

 Luxembourg

31

2000

 Netherlands

31

1999

 Romania

31

2008

 Slovenia

31

2004

 Egypt

32

2005

 South Korea

32

1998

 Timor-Leste

32

2007

 Belgium

33

2000

 Burundi

33

2006

 Canada

33

2000

 France

33

1995

 Kyrgyzstan

33

2007

 Mongolia

33

2005

 Pakistan

33

2006

 Azerbaijan

34

2008

 Croatia

34

2008

 Greece

34

2000

 Ireland

34

2000

 Niger

34

2007

 Poland

34

2008

 Switzerland

34

2000

 Tajikistan

34

2004

 Togo

34

2006

 Albania

35

2008

 Algeria

35

1995

 Australia

35

1994

 Spain

35

2000

 Bosnia and Herzegovina

36

2007

 Estonia

36

2004

 Guinea-Bissau

36

2002

 Italy

36

2000

 Latvia

36

2004

 New Zealand

36

1997

 Syria

36

2004

 United Kingdom

36

1998

 India

37

2005

 Indonesia

37

2008

 Laos

37

2008

 Maldives

37

2004

 Uzbekistan

37

2003

 Iran

38

2005

 Jordan

38

2006

 Liberia

38

2007

 Lithuania

38

2008

 Moldova

38

2008

 Portugal

38

1997

 Tanzania

38

2007

 Vietnam

38

2008

 Yemen

38

2005

 Benin

39

2003

 Cameroon

39

2007

 Guinea

39

2007

 Israel

39

2001

 Malawi

39

2004

 Mali

39

2006

 Mauritania

39

2000

 Senegal

39

2005

 Burkina Faso

40

2003

 Chad

40

2003

 Djibouti

40

2002

 Sri Lanka

40

2007

 Trinidad and Tobago

40

1992

 Gabon

41

2005

 Georgia

41

2008

 Morocco

41

2007

 Qatar

41

2007

 Tunisia

41

2000

 Turkmenistan

41

1998

 United States

41

2000

 China, People's Republic of

42

2005

 Côte d'Ivoire

42

2008

 Russia

42

2008

 Singapore

42

1998

 Thailand

42

2004

 Uruguay

42

2009

 Ghana

43

2006

 Hong Kong

43

1996

 Nigeria

43

2004

 Sierra Leone

43

2003

 St. Lucia

43

1995

 Turkey

43

2005

 Cambodia

44

2007

Democratic Republic
of the Congo

44

2006

 Macedonia

44

2008

 Philippines

44

2006

 Uganda

44

2009

 Venezuela

44

2006

 Guyana

45

1998

 Argentina

46

2009

 Jamaica

46

2004

 Malaysia

46

2009

 Mozambique

46

2008

 Bhutan

47

2003

 Congo

47

2005

 El Salvador

47

2008

 The Gambia

47

2003

 Madagascar

47

2005

 Nepal

47

2004

 Dominican Republic

48

2007

 Kenya

48

2005

 Peru

48

2009

 Ecuador

49

2009

 Costa Rica

50

2009

 Zimbabwe

50

1995

 Cape Verde

51

2002

 Papua New Guinea

51

1996

 Sao Tome and Principe

51

2001

 Swaziland

51

2001

 Zambia

51

2004

 Chile

52

2009

 Mexico

52

2008

 Nicaragua

52

2005

 Panama

52

2009

 Paraguay

52

2008

 Lesotho

53

2003

 Rwanda

53

2005

 Suriname

53

1999

 Belize

54

1999

 Brazil

54

2009

 Guatemala

54

2006

 Central African Republic

56

2008

 Colombia

56

2010

 Bolivia

57

2007

 Honduras

58

2007

 Angola

59

2000

 Haiti

60

2001

 Botswana

61

1994

 Comoros

64

2004

 Seychelles

66

2007

 South Africa

67

2006

 Namibia

74

1993

 

   
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