United States - Correlation between Gini and Minorities.

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  1. trackwhack

    trackwhack Tihar Jail Banned

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    USA - Gini Co-eff by County

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    USA - Minority Percentage by County

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    Since these two are only illustrations and I do not have the data tables there arent any numbers that we can discuss unless someone else has some data. But a lot can be inferred from these images.
     
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    I can infer one thing at the first go. Where Gini coefficient is low, the minority population is also low. Must be due to low incomes of the migratory population.
     
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    The second map shows how many counties in the US has minorities actually as majority. Deep blue is more than 60%. The last time that the US national Gini reached current levels was during the great depression in . But at that time the US demography was markedly different.

    This is the official US Gini-coeff

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    It is available only until 2009, but has since closed in to .50.


    Here is the top decile income trend.

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    Wage inflation trend.

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    Wage inflation has only occurred if you belong to the top rung. If you factor in inflation, the lowest 50% of the US earns less than half of what they used to earn 50 years back.
     
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