Argentina - GINI index

GINI index

The value for GINI index in Argentina was 44.49 as of 2010. As the graph below shows, over the past 24 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 54.72 in 2003 and a minimum value of 42.79 in 1986.

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.

Source: World Bank, Development Research Group. Data are based on primary household survey data obtained from government statistical agencies and World Bank country departments. Data for high-income economies are from the Luxembourg Income Study database. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldbank.org/PovcalNet/index.htm).

See also:

Year Value
1986 42.79
1987 45.28
1991 46.61
1992 45.48
1993 44.89
1994 45.96
1995 48.91
1996 49.52
1997 49.11
1998 50.74
1999 49.81
2000 51.11
2001 53.36
2002 53.79
2003 54.72
2004 50.18
2005 49.28
2006 47.72
2007 47.37
2008 46.26
2009 46.13
2010 44.49

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution