Income distribution and poverty

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Over the past few years, income inequality levels have remained at historically high levels. Across OECD countries, the average Gini coefficient of disposable household income reached 0.318 in 2014, compared to 0.315 in 2010. This is the highest value on record, since the mid-1980s.
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Country
Gini Coefficient, 2014
Relative Income Poverty, %, 2014
Top 20% vs. bottom 20%, 2014
Australia AUS 0.337 12.8 5.7
Austria AUT 0.28* 9* 4.2*
Belgium BEL 0.268* 10* 4*
Canada CAN 0.322* 12.6* 5.5*
Switzerland CHE 0.295* 8.6* 4.4*
Chile CHL 0.465* 16.8* 10.6*
Czech Republic CZE 0.262* 6* 3.7*
Germany DEU 0.292* 9.1* 4.4*
Denmark DNK 0.254* 5.4* 3.6*
Spain ESP 0.346* 15.9* 6.7*
Estonia EST 0.361* 16.3* 6.7*
Finland FIN 0.257 6.8 3.7
France FRA 0.294* 8* 4.4*
United Kingdom GBR 0.358* 10.4* 6*
Greece GRC 0.343* 15.1* 6.3*
Hungary HUN 0.288 10.1 4.5
Ireland IRL 0.309* 8.9* 4.8*
Iceland ISL 0.244* 4.6* 3.4*
Israel ISR 0.365 18.6 7.4
Italy ITA 0.325* 13.3* 5.8*
Japan JPN 0.33* 16.1* 6.1*
Korea KOR 0.302 14.4 5.4
Lithuania LTU 0.353* 12.4* 6.2*
Luxembourg LUX 0.281* 8.4* 4.2*
Latvia LVA 0.352* 14.1* 6.3*
Mexico MEX 0.459 16.7 10.4
Netherlands NLD 0.283 8.4 4.3
Norway NOR 0.252* 7.8* 3.8*
New Zealand NZL 0.333* 9.9* 5.3*
Poland POL 0.3* 10.5* 4.7*
Portugal PRT 0.342* 13.6* 6.1*
Slovak Republic SVK 0.269* 8.4* 4.1*
Slovenia SVN 0.255* 9.5* 3.8*
Sweden SWE 0.281* 8.8* 4.2*
Turkey TUR 0.393* 17.2* 7.6*
United States USA 0.394 17.5 8.7