... 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... Attacking Poverty - Page 3312000 - 335 pagesFull view - About this book
| 1996 - 241 pages
...measures the extent to which the distribution of income (or, in some cases, consumption expenditures) **among individuals or households within an economy...maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of zero** presents perfect equality while an index of 100 percent implies maximum inequality. The World Bank... | |
| 1997 - 265 pages
...Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number **of recipients, starting with the poorest individual...curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality,** and is expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of zero represents... | |
| 1998 - 251 pages
...percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest. **The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz...as a percentage of the maximum area under the line.** As defined here a Gini index of zero would represent perfect equality, and an index of 100 would imply... | |
| Unesco - 1999 - 256 pages
...against the cumulative percentages of recipients, starting with the poorest. The Gini index measure **the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical...maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of** "0" shows perfect equality and an index of 100 represents maximum inequality. (See World Bank 1997,... | |
| Shahid Yusuf - 1999 - 300 pages
...Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve (described in the technical note to table 4) **and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed...as a percentage of the maximum area under the line.** As defined here, a Gini index of zero would represent perfect equality, and an index of 100 would imply... | |
| United Nations. Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs - 2001 - 320 pages
...and Concepts: The concept and definition of this indicator are well understood and readily available. **The Gini Index measures the area between the Lorenz...as a percentage of the maximum area under the line** of perfect equality (see Figure 1 in section 3b below). The Gini Index is defined as one half of the... | |
| ILO, International Labour Office - 2001 - 914 pages
...curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative percentages **of recipients, starting with the poorest individual...index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and** the hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the... | |
| Delbert C. Miller, Neil J. Salkind - 2002 - 786 pages
...household. The Gini index measures the area hetween the Lorenz curee and a hypothetical line of ahsolute **equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line.** Gross national prodoct (GNPl (growthl: Annual growth rate of GNP at market prices hased on constant... | |
| Zmarak Shalizi - 2003 - 250 pages
...Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number **of recipients, starting with the poorest individual...a Gini index of zero represents perfect equality,** while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality. Percentage share of income or consumption is the... | |
| Banco Mundial - 1997
...Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number **of recipients, starting with the poorest individual...maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of** 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality. • Percentage share... | |
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