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The Gini Coefficient is a measure of the income inequality among the entire population of the country. The higher the number, the more income is being taken in by a small group. Likewise if most of the money is being made by the majority of the population, the lower the Gini Coefficient will be.

Top 10 GINI:
Honduras 56.3
Nicaragua 60.30
Colombia 57.10
Brazil 60.70
Bolivia 58.90
Paraguay 57.70
Chile 56.70
Sierra Leone 62.90
Central African Republic 61.30
South Africa 59.30
The United States Of America at 40.80 is ranked about 40th out 239 Counties.

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CIA Factbook 2009 GINI



Differences in national income equality around the world as measured by the national Gini coefficient. The Gini coefficient is a number between 0 and 1, where 0 corresponds with perfect equality (where everyone has the same income) and 1 corresponds with perfect inequality (where one person has all the income, and everyone else has zero income).


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