Argentina - GINI index

GINI index (World Bank estimate)

The value for GINI index (World Bank estimate) in Argentina was 41.20 as of 2017. As the graph below shows, over the past 37 years this indicator reached a maximum value of 53.80 in 2002 and a minimum value of 40.80 in 1980.

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. For more information and methodology, please see PovcalNet (http://iresearch.worldban

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Year Value
1980 40.80
1986 42.80
1987 45.30
1991 46.80
1992 45.50
1993 44.90
1994 45.90
1995 48.90
1996 49.50
1997 49.10
1998 50.70
1999 49.80
2000 51.10
2001 53.30
2002 53.80
2003 51.20
2004 48.60
2005 48.00
2006 46.70
2007 46.60
2008 45.30
2009 44.10
2010 44.50
2011 42.70
2012 41.40
2013 41.00
2014 41.70
2016 42.00
2017 41.20

Classification

Topic: Poverty Indicators

Sub-Topic: Income distribution