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date: 20 January 2021

Lorenz Curve 

Source:
A Dictionary of Epidemiology
Author(s):

Miquel Porta

A curve developed by economist Max Lorenz (1880–1962) to describe income inequalities.589 It shows the cumulative percentage of income, health care expenditures, and so on held by successive percentiles of the population. The percentage of individuals or households is plotted on the horizontal axis, while the percentage of income, health care expenditures, and so on is plotted on the vertical axis. A perfectly equal distribution, where each individual has the same, appears as a straight line, called ... ...

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