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LORENZ CURVE

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Definition:
A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative percentages of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household.

Context:
For a formal definition of a Lorenz curve, and examples, see
http://www.panix.com/%7Edhenwood/Gini_supplement.html>.

Source Publication:
Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM): 2001-2002, International Labour Organisation, Geneva, 2002, page 704.

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Friday, August 9, 2002

Last updated on Friday, August 9, 2002