GDP per Capita vs Gini Index


Updated version can be found on page 88 in my new book. Read Online


Scatter plot of 113 countries comparing wealth vs income inequality. The red square is the United States.

The L shape of the scatter plot was not what I expected. However, many countries don't have a recent Gini index (1987 to 2003) while GDP per capita is available for 2003/2004 for most countries.

Definition of Gini index a measure of income inequality. 0 = equal distrubution 100 = one person has everything

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