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Ethiopia - GINI index

39.51 (Index) in 2010

Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditure) among individuals or households within an economy deviates from a perfectly equal distribution. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality. Source : World Bank, World Development Indicators.

Date Value Change, %
2010 39.51 11.41 %
2004 35.46 -0.67 %
1999 35.70 -32.74 %
1995 53.07 37.57 %
1982 38.58

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