A look at state-by-state growth in income inequality as measured by the Gini index

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 5, 2014 - 1:00 AM

Income inequality is often measured by the Gini index, named for Italian statistician Corrado Gini, who developed it in 1912. It measures income distribution on a scale of zero to one, with zero meaning everyone has the same income and one indicating that a single person has all the income. The higher the number, the greater the amount of income inequality.

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