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The U.S. ranks 43rd in income inequality

3 February 2010 7 comments

According to the CIA World Factbook, the United States has family income distribution Gini Index score of 45.0, which makes the United States rank forty-third out of one hundred and thirty four countries in that category. Namibia ranks first, with a Gini index score of 70.7.

The higher the Gini Index score, the greater the degree of income inequality. Sweden has the lowest score, at 23.0