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Miguel E. Basáñez

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(p.301) Appendix 9 Ratio Index of Income Distribution (Richest 10% Average versus Poorest 10% Average)

(p.301) Appendix 9 Ratio Index of Income Distribution (Richest 10% Average versus Poorest 10% Average)

Source:
A World of Three Cultures
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Oxford University Press

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Country

R/P 10%

Year

1

Japan

4.5

1993

2

Czech Republic

5.2

1996

3

Bosnia and Herzegovina

5.5

2001

4

Hungary

5.6

2002

5

Finland

5.7

2000

6

Slovenia

5.9

1998

7

Norway

6

2000

8

Taiwan (ROC)

6.1

2002 est.

9

Sweden

6.2

2000

10

Kyrgyzstan

6.4

2003

11

Ethiopia

6.5

2000

12

Pakistan

6.6

2002

13

Slovakia

6.7

1996

14

Austria

6.8

2004

15

Luxembourg

6.8

2000

16

Belarus

6.9

2002

17

Germany

6.9

2000

18

Albania

7.2

2004

19

Croatia

7.2

2003 est.

20

Romania

7.4

2003

21

Bangladesh

7.5

2000 est.

22

Ukraine

7.6

2006

23

Tajikistan

7.8

2003

24

Indonesia

7.9

2002

25

Egypt

8

2000

26

Kazakhstan

8

2004 est.

27

Mongolia

8.2

2002

28

Belgium

8.3

2000

29

France

8.3

2004

30

Moldova

8.3

2003

31

Laos

8.4

2002

32

India

8.6

2004

33

South Korea

8.6

2005 est.

34

Yemen

8.6

2003

35

Poland

8.7

2002

36

Bulgaria

8.8

2005

37

Switzerland

8.9

2000

38

Netherlands

9.2

1999

39

Portugal

9.2

1995 est.

40

Tanzania

9.3

2000

41

Benin

9.4

2003

42

Ireland

9.4

2000

43

Azerbaijan

9.5

2001

44

Canada

9.5

2000

45

Algeria

9.6

1995

46

Vietnam

10

2004

47

Spain

10.2

2000

48

Lithuania

10.3

2003

49

Greece

10.4

2000 est.

50

Uzbekistan

10.6

2003

51

Estonia

11

2003

52

Malawi

11

2004

53

Jordan

11.3

2003

54

Burkina Faso

11.5

2003

55

Latvia

11.6

2003

56

Myanmar

11.6

1998

57

Italy

11.7

2000

58

Israel

11.8

2005

59

Mauritania

11.8

2000

60

Morocco

11.9

1999

61

Cambodia

12

2004

62

Denmark

12

2000 est.

63

Turkmenistan

12.2

1998

64

Macedonia

12.3

2003

65

Senegal

12.4

2001

66

Thailand

12.4

2002

67

Mali

12.6

2001

68

Australia

12.7

1994

69

Russia

12.8

2002

70

United Kingdom

13.6

1999

71

Ghana

13.7

1999

72

Tunisia

13.7

2000

73

United States

15

2007 est.

74

Georgia

15.2

2003

75

Cameroon

15.4

2001

76

Nicaragua

15.4

2001

77

Philippines

15.5

2003

78

Nepal

15.6

2004

79

Uganda

16.4

2002

80

Iran

16.9

1998

81

Côte d’Ivoire

17

2002

82

Jamaica

17

2004

83

Turkey

17.1

2003

84

Singapore

17.3

1998

85

Ecuador

17.5

2006

86

Nigeria

17.5

2003

87

Uruguay

17.9

2003

88

Rwanda

18.2

2000

89

Kenya

18.6

2000

90

Mozambique

18.8

2002

91

Burundi

19.3

1998

92

Madagascar

19.3

2001

93

The Gambia

20.6

1998

94

Guinea

21.6

2006

95

China (PRC)

21.8

2004

96

Papua New Guinea

23.8

1996

97

Mexico

24.6

2004

98

Swaziland

25.4

2001

99

Armenia

25.8

2004

100

Guyana

26

1999

101

Malaysia

28

2003 est.

102

Dominican Republic

29.4

2005

103

Peru

31.5

2003

104

South Africa

31.9

2000

105

Chile

32.1

2003

106

Argentina

35

2007

107

Honduras

35.2

2003

108

Sri Lanka

36.1

2003/04

109

Brazil

37.1

2007

110

Costa Rica

37.4

2003

111

Niger

44.3

1995

112

Guatemala

48.2

2002

113

Lesotho

48.2

2002 est.

114

Venezuela

50.3

2003

115

El Salvador

55.4

2002

116

Colombia

56.3

2008

117

Panama

61.4

2003

118

Paraguay

65.9

2003

119

Central African Republic

68.1

1993

120

Haiti

68.1

2001

121

Guinea-Bissau

84.8

1991

122

Sierra Leone

87.2

1989

123

Namibia

129

2003

124

Bolivia

157

2002

World

12

2002 est.

Countries in Alphabetical Order

Albania 7.2; Algeria 9.6; Argentina 35; Armenia 25.8; Australia 12.7; Austria 6.8; Azerbaijan 9.5; Bangladesh 7.5; Belarus 6.9; Belgium 8.3; Benin 9.4; Bolivia 157.3; Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.5; Brazil 37.1; Bulgaria 8.8; Burkina Faso 11.5; Burundi 19.3; Cambodia 12; Cameroon 15.4; Canada 9.5; Central African Republic 68.1; Chile 32.1; China (PRC) 21.8; Colombia 56.3; Costa Rica 37.4; Côte d’Ivoire 17; Croatia 7.2; Czech Republic 5.2; Denmark 12; Dominican Republic 29.4; Ecuador 17.5; Egypt 8; El Salvador 55.4; Estonia 11; Ethiopia 6.5; Finland 5.7; France 8.3; The Gambia 20.6; Georgia 15.2; Germany 6.9; Ghana 13.7; Greece 10.4; Guatemala 48.2; Guine 21.6; Guinea-Bissau 84.8; Guyana 26; Haiti 68.1; Honduras 35.2; Hungary 5.6; India 8.6; Indonesia 7.9; Iran 16.9; Ireland 9.4; Israel 11.8; Italy 11.7; Jamaica 17; Japan 4.5; Jordan 11.3; Kazakhstan 8; Kenya 18.6; South Korea 8.6; Kyrgyzstan 6.4; Laos 8.4; Latvia 11.6; Lesotho 48.2; Lithuania 10.3; Luxembourg 6.8; Macedonia 12.3; Madagascar 19.3; Malawi 11; Malaysia 28; Mali 12.6; Mauritania 11.8; Mexico 24.6; Moldova 8.3; Mongolia 8.2; Morocco 11.9; Mozambique 18.8; Myanmar 11.6; Namibia 129; Nepal 15.6; Netherlands 9.2; Nicaragua 15.4; Niger 44.3; Nigeria 17.5; Norway 6; Pakistan 6.6; Panama 61.4; Papua New Guinea 23.8; Paraguay 65.9; Peru 31.5; Philippines 15.5; Poland 8.7; Portugal 9.2; Romania 7.4; Russia 12.8; Rwanda 18.2; Senegal 12.4; Sierra Leone 87.2; Singapore 17.3; Slovakia 6.7; Slovenia 5.9; South Africa 31.9; Spain 10.2; Sri Lanka 36.1; Swaziland 25.4; Sweden 6.2; Switzerland 8.9; Taiwan (ROC) 6.1; Tajikistan 7.8; Tanzania 9.3; Thailand 12.4; Tunisia 13.7; Turkey 17.1; Turkmenistan 12.2; Uganda 16.4; Ukraine 7.6; United Kingdom 13.6; United States 15; Uruguay 17.9; Uzbekistan 10.6; Venezuela 50.3; Vietnam 10; Yemen 8.6; World 12.

* Data show the ratio of the household income or consumption share of the richest group to that of the poorest. Household income or consumption by percentage share (%), The World Factbook, CIA, updated on January 24, 2008.

Note: To calculate the value given in the table for this appendix, the highest 10% value was divided by the lowest 10% value.