Poles less divided in terms of income distribution

The Gini index for Poland fell from 32.7 in 2007 to 30.7 in 2013, Puls Biznesu daily reported citing the recent EU-SILC research.

The indicator measures the income distribution of the nation’s residents and a lower number means less inequality.

“It is worth noticing that it is not about a single decline of the index, but it is about a certain tendency which has been evolving for a few years. We are facing a continued phenomenon, not a temporary one,” Jan Gmurczyk from the Civic Institute said.

The smallest disproportion was recorded in the countryside and small towns. Since the EU average is 30.5, Poland is on track to catch up.

The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) has been launched in 2003 and is is anchored in the European Statistical System (ESS).

 

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