


Definition: 
The 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.
The Gini 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 line.
A Gini index of zero represents perfect equality and 100, perfect inequality.

Source
Publication: 
Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM): 20012002, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2002, page 704.

Statistical
Theme: Labour statistics 
Created
on Friday, August 9, 2002 
Last
updated on Thursday, February 16, 2006 












