Inequality

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Inequality can refer to economic inequality which is the difference in how assets, wealth, or income are distributed among individuals and/or populations. It is also described as the gap between rich and poor, income inequality, wealth disparity, wealth and income differences, or the wealth gap.

Inequality can also refer to gender discrimination in social institutions and other gender issues such as the violence against women.

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Keywords:  inequality, wealth, income, gini, index, gender
 

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  • Income inequality

    Income inequality is defined as a measure that highlights the gap between different individuals' or households' disposable income in a particular year and in a given country.
  • Poverty rate

    The poverty rate is the ratio of the number of people whose income falls below the poverty line.
  • Poverty gap

    The poverty gap is the ratio by which the mean income of the poor falls below the poverty line.
  • Discriminatory family code

    The discriminatory family code sub-index presents you with data on early marriage, parental authority after divorce and legal age of marriage.
  • Violence against women

    The violence against women indicator presents you with data on attitudes towards violence, prevalence of violence as well as data on the law about violence.
  • Women in politics

    Women in politics includes data on women parliamentarians, women ministers and participation quotas.
  • Social Institutions and Gender

    The Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) is a cross-country measure of discrimination against women in social institutions.
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