Azerbaijan: Gini inequality index

(measure: index points; Source: The World Bank)
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Azerbaijan: Gini income inequality index

: For that indicator, we provide data for Azerbaijan from 1995 to 2005. The average value for Azerbaijan during that period was 29.42 index points with a minimum of 25.3 index points in 2002 and a maximum of 36.5 index points in 2001. The latest value from 2005 is 26.6 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2005 based on 75 countries is 38.99 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Definition: 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. A Lorenz curve plots the cumulative percentages of total income received against the cumulative number of recipients, starting with the poorest individual or household. The Gini index measures the area between the Lorenz curve and a hypothetical line of absolute equality, expressed as a percentage of the maximum area under the line. Thus a Gini index of 0 represents perfect equality, while an index of 100 implies perfect inequality.
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