Risk of poverty and income distribution 2010

  • Statistical Series
  • 24. February 2011
  • Vol 96, Issue 8
  • ISSN: 1670-4509

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The Gini-index, which shows the distribution of disposable income among people in private households in Iceland, was 25.7 in 2010. The Gini-index had been growing from 2005 to 2009 but now a considerable decrease can be seen. When the 20% of persons receiving the highest disposable income are compared to the 20% with the lowest disposable income (quintile share ratio) it can be seen that the highest income group has 3.6 times higher income than the lowest income group but was 4.2 the year before.

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