Emerson, Eric
February 2009
Rachel's Democracy & Health News;2/5/2009, Issue 997, p6
The article focuses on how relative poverty during childhood is related to income inequality of the population. It is stated that child relative poverty is strongly related to overall income inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient, which reflects inequalities in the distribution of income and wealth for the population of a nation. A lower Gini coefficient means more equal income or wealth distribution; whereas a high Gini coefficient means more unequal distribution of income and wealth.


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