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Table 1 Measurement of income inequality and wealth inequality, 2017

From: A new approach to social inequality: inequality of income and wealth in South Korea

  Survey data Linked data
Income
 Median 3,698 3,966
 Maximum 102,400 161,310
 Gini coefficient .4236 .4416
 Share by top 10% .2883 .3165
 Share by top 20% .4598 .4901
 p90/p10 12.5800 12.3469
 Palma ratio 2.4542 2.6421
Wealth
 Median 21,482 21,482
 Maximum 2,670,220 2,670,220
 Gini coefficient .5738 .5738
 Share by top 10% .4389 .4389
 Share by top 20% .6147 .6147
 p90/p10 55.6727 55.6727
 Palma ratio 7.2046 7.2046
  1. Note: The unit of income and wealth is 10 thousand Won, which is equivalent to roughly 9 US Dollars. The linked data use information about income from the tax agency, but it uses information about wealth from the survey data