A graphical representation of wealth distribution developed by American economist Max Lorenz in 1905. On the graph, a straight diagonal line represents perfect equality of wealth distribution; the Lorenz curve lies beneath it, showing the reality of wealth distribution.
Figure 1: Illustration of Gini Coefficient and Its Calculation. Suppose we examine the income of every individual of a country and arrange the individuals in order of increasing income. If we plot the percentage of national income versus the population percentage (Lorenz curve), we will get a curve like that shown
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