Map of European Income Inequality

Differences in income inequality always fascinate me. I grew up in a society with a Gini Index of .25 (UK in the 1950s) and now live in one with a Gini Index of .46 (current USA compared with .38 in 1968 when US was most equal; European average is .31). Forgetting politics for a moment, I know which one I prefer. Anyway, here are the differences within Europe mapped. A Gini Index of .0 would be completely equal and one of 1.0 Bill Gates would have everything. Scandinavia is relatively equal as is central/west Europe. The UK is less equal and it gets pretty unequal in some of Eastern Europe and Russia, Turkey and Portugal

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About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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