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Economy > Poverty and inequality Stats: compare key data on United Kingdom & United States

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STAT United Kingdom United States
Income inequality 1993-2011 35.97 latest available
Ranked 10th.
40.81 latest available
Ranked 3rd. 13% more than United Kingdom
Inequality adjusted income index 0.709
Ranked 18th. 4% more than United States
0.681
Ranked 22nd.
Poorest 20%'s share in national income or consumption 6.14%
Ranked 14th. 13% more than United States
5.44%
Ranked 30th.
Poorest's share in national income or consumption 6.14%
Ranked 14th. 13% more than United States
5.44%
Ranked 30th.
Richest 10% to poorest 10% ratio 13.8
Ranked 2nd.
15.9
Ranked 3rd. 15% more than United Kingdom
Richest quintile to poorest quintile ratio 7.2
Ranked 2nd.
8.4
Ranked 3rd. 17% more than United Kingdom
Social welfare > Share of poverty reduced by social welfare 60.1
Ranked 7th. 2 times more than United States
26.4
Ranked 11th.
Social welfare > Social expenditures on non-elderly 7.1% of GDP
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than United States
2.3% of GDP
Ranked 11th.

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