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Mauritania - GINI index

38.56 (Index) in 2014

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, %
2014 38.56 -9.24 %
2008 42.48 -11.19 %
2004 47.84 3.08 %
2000 46.41 3.17 %
1995 44.98 -24.40 %
1993 59.50 13.79 %
1987 52.29