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Malawi - GINI index

45.50 (points) in 2010

In 2010, GINI index for Malawi was 45.5 points. GINI index of Malawi fell gradually from 65.8 points in 1997 to 45.5 points in 2010.

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What is GINI index?

Gini index measures the extent to which the distribution of income or 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.

What is Malawi GINI index?

Date Value Change, %
2010 45.50 14.04 %
2004 39.90 -39.36 %
1997 65.80