A simple method for measuring inequality

  title={A simple method for measuring inequality},
  author={Thitithep Sitthiyot and Kanyarat Holasut},
  journal={Palgrave Communications},
To simultaneously overcome the limitation of the Gini index in that it is less sensitive to inequality at the tails of income distribution and the limitation of the inter-decile ratios that ignore inequality in the middle of income distribution, an inequality index is introduced. It comprises three indicators, namely, the Gini index, the income share held by the top 10%, and the income share held by the bottom 10%. The data from the World Bank database and the Organization for Economic Co… Expand
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