Benin: Gini inequality index

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

: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Benin from 2003 to 2015. The average value for Benin during that period was 43.27 index points with a minimum of 38.6 index points in 2003 and a maximum of 47.8 index points in 2015. The latest value from 2015 is 47.8 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2015 based on 74 countries is 36.87 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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