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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.

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