All the Ginis

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This dataset represents a compilation and adaptation of income or consumption Gini coefficients retrieved from nine sources in order to create a single “standardized” Gini variable. The dataset was intentionally created in a flexible format so that every user can decide to use just one or two of these sources or to combine several sources in a particular way. The Ginis cover the period 1950-2012 and include 166 countries. There are more than 5,000 Gini values (all coming from nationally representative household surveys).


This is probably the largest consistent Gini database. Before using it, please read the Description of the dataset document, below:

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