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Maldives - GINI index

38.40 (points) in 2009

Maldives GINI index was 38.4 points in 2009, down by 7.02 % from 2002.

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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 Maldives GINI index?

Date Value Change, %
2009 38.40 -7.02 %
2002 41.30