Gini coefficient

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The Gini coefficient measures the inequality among values of a frequency distribution (for example levels of income). A Gini coefficient of zero expresses perfect equality, where all values are the same (for example, where everyone has the same income).
Gini coefficient is commonly used as a measure of inequality of income or wealth.
(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gini_coefficient)

Synonyms:
Gini index
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