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The U.S. ranks 39th in income inequality

7 September 2011 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 thirty-ninth out of one hundred and thirty four countries in that category. Namibia ranks first, with a Gini index score of 70.7. Previously, the United States ranked forty-third in this category.

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