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Reduce inequality within and among countries

Indicator 10.4.2: Redistributive impact of fiscal policy

Redistributive impact of fiscal policy


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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

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City of Los Angeles

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Gini coefficient value


The Redistributive Impact of Fiscal Policy indicator is defined as the Gini coefficient of prefiscal per capita (or equivalized) income less the Gini coefficient of postfiscal per capita (or equivalized) income. The Gini index or Gini coefficient is a statistical measure of distribution. It is often used as a gauge of economic inequality, measuring income distribution or, less commonly, wealth distribution among a population. The coefficient ranges from 0 (or 0%) to 1 (or 100%), with 0 representing perfect equality and 1 representing perfect inequality.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Redistributive impact of fiscal policy

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Target name

Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality

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The World Bank Group

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United States Census Bureau

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City of Los Angeles

Link to data source American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates: Gini Index of Income Inequality (B19083) opens in a new window
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