For that indicator, we provide data for Guyana from 1998 to 1998. The average value for Guyana during that period was 44.6 index points with a minimum of 44.6 index points in 1998 and a maximum of 44.6 index points in 1998.
The latest value from 1998 is 44.6 index points. For comparison, the world average in 1998 based on 38
countries is 44.07 index points.
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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.